Soybeans have provided a running theme of the US-China trade war. Photo: AP

New soybean could make China more self-reliant during trade war

  • Scientists create Henong-71, whose seeds produce nearly four times the average yield for the plant in China
  • A drop in imports from the US left a shortfall for the world’s biggest soybean consumer
Topic |   China science

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Soybeans have provided a running theme of the US-China trade war. Photo: AP
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A farmer plants soybeans in a field in Springfield, Nebraska, in May. Photo: AP

US farmers struggle to replace China market despite Donald Trump’s trade wins

  • Bump from deals like new trade pact with Japan can’t make up for lost exports in bruising tariff war
  • US farmers spent decades cultivating customers in China, and the market dwarfs others with its sheer size and potential for growth
Topic |   US-China trade war

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