China says purchase of US agricultural goods have nothing to do with restarting of trade talks

Author: Justin Low | Category: News

Comments by China's commerce ministry

  • Says that Chinese firms are willing to buy US agricultural products
  • Says lead negotiators from both countries will meet on 30 and 31 July
  • Hopes that US will stop bill restricting Huawei's patent access
There isn't much doubt that the soybean purchases are an act of goodwill as trade negotiations look set to restart. I reckon this is just more so that China is playing down any misplaced optimism ahead of talks in Shanghai next week.

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