Cheng Guoqiang was part of China’s agriculture negotiations team that led to the country joining the World Organisation in 2001. Photo: Dalian Commodities Exchange

China should continue using food imports as chip in US trade talks, says former leading agriculture negotiator

  • Cheng Guoqiang, a professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, says China should avoid over reliance on imports and rely mainly on domestic supplies to meet demand
  • American President Donald Trump has repeatedly charged that China has not lived up to its promises to buy large quantities of US farm products
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Cheng Guoqiang was part of China’s agriculture negotiations team that led to the country joining the World Organisation in 2001. Photo: Dalian Commodities Exchange
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Pork prices in August increased 46.7 per cent from a year earlier, according to data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics, while live pig prices doubled in September from a year earlier, according to China’s Ministry of Agriculture. Photo: Reuters

China ‘working proactively’ towards launching live pig financial futures contracts as pork prices soar

  • The Dalian Commodity Exchange is moving closer to launching the type of financial contract in the world’s largest live pig industry
  • Pork prices in August increased 46.7 per cent from a year earlier, while live pig prices doubled in September from a year earlier
Topic |   China economy

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Pork prices in August increased 46.7 per cent from a year earlier, according to data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics, while live pig prices doubled in September from a year earlier, according to China’s Ministry of Agriculture. Photo: Reuters
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