China to speed up purchasing US agricultural products

China to speed up purchasing US agricultural products

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed Tuesday (October 15) that China has already begun buying US agricultural goods and will speed up purchases. (Oct 16, 2019 09:56:04)

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