The value of China’s US soybean imports fell by three-quarters in 2018 to US$3.13 billion. Photo: AP

US Department of Agriculture reports surprise soybean deal with China just a day before Donald Trump-Xi Jinping G20 meeting

  • Amid tense trade war, the USDA says Chinese importers bought 544,000 tonnes of American soybeans
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The value of China’s US soybean imports fell by three-quarters in 2018 to US$3.13 billion. Photo: AP
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.