Chinese purchases of US agricultural products must be based on a foundation of “mutual equality and respect”, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Photo: AP

Farm products cast a cloud over next US-China trade talks

  • As negotiators prepare for renewed face-to-face talks, a deal on agriculture looms as next contentious issue
  • Chinese foreign ministry says any agreement must be based on ‘equality and mutual respect’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese purchases of US agricultural products must be based on a foundation of “mutual equality and respect”, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Photo: AP
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US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump pushed China to commit to buying US farm goods at G20, but Xi Jinping avoided firm pledge

  • The US president repeatedly pressed Chinese counterpart to commit to purchasing US agricultural goods at G20 summit in Japan
  • Xi refused to make specific commitment, signalling a new and tougher stance towards trade talks from Beijing, which was previously happy to make purchases
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US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Photo: AFP
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