China to speed up purchasing US agricultural products

Wednesday, 2019-10-16 09:56:04
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A Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed Tuesday (October 15) that China has already begun buying US agricultural goods and will speed up purchases.

"Based on domestic market demand and on their own initiatives, Chinese companies have purchased US agricultural products following a market-oriented approach," spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press briefing.

The purchase of US agricultural products so far this year include 20 million tonnes of soybeans, 700,000 tonnes of pork, 700,000 tonnes of sorghum, 230,000 tonnes of wheat and 320,000 tonnes of cotton, according to Geng.

"China will speed up purchasing US agricultural goods," Geng said.

Xinhua