Statistics confirmed that fear on Tuesday: the number of Chinese tourists to the U.S. capital city has seen a precipitous fall.

According to a report by Destination DC, a local tourism promotion organization, about 226,000 Chinese tourists descended upon the capital in 2018, registering a 25% drop from the previous year.

The drop marked a second consecutive year that tourists from Washington's top overseas market is decreasing, having dropped about 3 percent in 2017.

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