A farmer plants soybeans in Springfield, Nebraska. Photo: AP

China suspends purchases of US farm products in retaliation for ‘serious violation’ of trade deal between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump

  • Trump’s levying of new 10 per cent tariff on Chinese imports was ‘a serious violation of the consensus of the heads of state’, China’s official news agency says
  • US must ‘have the confidence to implement the commitments to create the necessary conditions for cooperation in the agricultural fields’, report says
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A farmer plants soybeans in Springfield, Nebraska. Photo: AP
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US President Donald Trump threatened extra tariffs from September 1, partly because China is not buying enough US produce. Photo: Bloomberg

China disputes Donald Trump’s claim over US farm product purchases

  • Senior economic planner says agricultural orders have been placed, but if they are down it is due to market conditions, not politics
  • US President Donald Trump threatened extra tariffs from September 1, partly because China is not buying enough US produce
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump threatened extra tariffs from September 1, partly because China is not buying enough US produce. Photo: Bloomberg
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