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    (9) How does this relate to China?

    The Chinese did not use the same amate, but paper cutting developed in China simultaneously as it developed in the Aztec empire.  This Chinese paper cutting was called jianzhi.  The Chinese did, however, develop a type of thin paper they used to wrap porcelain. When trade routes opened, this paper made its way to Mexico.  The paper could be mass produced and, because it was so thin, it could be stacked so that several papers could be cut with the same design at once. Mexican artisans also began using metal chisels instead of obsidian blades (Miliorn).