US President Donald Trump pressed Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during their summit in Osaka for a promise to buy more US farm products, but the Chinese president refused to make a concrete commitment. Photo: AP

China’s purchases of US agricultural products ‘efforts to show goodwill’ ahead of Shanghai trade talks

  • State TV says ‘millions of tonnes’ of US soybeans bought since the G20 summit between President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the end of June
  • Trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to meet Vice-Premier Liu He on Tuesday and Wednesday
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump pressed Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during their summit in Osaka for a promise to buy more US farm products, but the Chinese president refused to make a concrete commitment. Photo: AP
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.