China? Seriously? I'm not sure anyone in the American colonies had ever even heard of China, or China of them at that time. A very few Americans who managed to get more than a rudimentary education (Thomas Jefferson, Washington, etc) may have read papers on Marco Polos journeys to the orient but i doubt there was any other connection. The first Chinese didnt come to America until around 1820, over 40 years after the American revolution ended.