China has increasingly turned to drones to perform tasks such as spraying pesticide and monitoring crops as it seeks to boost production and lessen reliance on imports. Photo: Handout
Neal Kimberley
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Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

In trade war talks, China may want US agricultural imports, but what it needs is food security

  • Washington and Beijing should know that a deal to end the trade war that increases Chinese reliance on US agriculture and US farmers’ dependence on Chinese markets is actually a lose-lose

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China has increasingly turned to drones to perform tasks such as spraying pesticide and monitoring crops as it seeks to boost production and lessen reliance on imports. Photo: Handout
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Neal Kimberley

Neal Kimberley

UK-based Neal Kimberley has been active in the financial markets since 1985. Having worked in sales and trading in the dealing rooms of major banks in London for many years, he moved to ThomsonReuters in 2009 to provide market analysis. He has been contributing to the Post since 2015 and writes about macroeconomics from a market perspective, with a particular emphasis on currencies and interest rates.