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China keeps deals coming to sustain Trump's focus on talks

China is buying American beef again after a 14-year ban, approving more biotech products


As 100 days of trade talks between the two largest economies rumble to a close, Chinese officials and executives have been roaming the farmland of Iowa and doing what might appeal to US President Donald Trump most: deals. Contracts signed Thursday — for the import of 12.5 million tons of US soybeans and 371 tons of pork and beef — can be seen as another result of the renewed economic-diplomacy push started by Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their April meeting in Florida. Talks are yielding progress: China is buying American beef again after a 14-year ...

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 23:51 IST