African Swine Fever has helped wipe out up to half of China’s pig population, cutting demand for US soybeans. Photo: Reuters

Trump’s US$50 billion China farm deal ‘not possible’ after trade war market shift

  • US President has repeatedly called for China to buy US$50 billion of American farm goods, which is more than double the US$24 billion record in 2012
  • African swine fever has killed demand for biggest US export, soybeans, while other countries have supplanted America in agricultural supply chain
Topic |   US-China trade war

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African Swine Fever has helped wipe out up to half of China’s pig population, cutting demand for US soybeans. Photo: Reuters
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More than half of US-China trade – worth US$659.8 billion last year – passes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Photo: AFP

California, ‘ground zero for US-China relations’, feels the pinch as trade war tariffs hit American port traffic

  • Trade volumes at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach dropped significantly in October, with last year’s frantic front-loading a distant memory
  • Southern California is home to huge network of trade-related jobs, with new era of uncertainty sending ripples of concern through the industry
Topic |   US-China trade war

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More than half of US-China trade – worth US$659.8 billion last year – passes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Photo: AFP
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