China to speed up purchasing U.S. agricultural products


BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) — A Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that China has already begun buying U.S. agricultural goods and will speed up purchases.

“Based on domestic market demand and on their own initiatives, Chinese companies have purchased U.S. agricultural products following a market-oriented approach,” spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press briefing.

The purchase of U.S. agricultural products so far this year include 20 million tonnes of soybeans, 700,000 tonnes of pork, 700,000 tonnes of sorghum, 230,000 tonnes of wheat and 320,000 tonnes of cotton, according to Geng.

“China will speed up purchasing U.S. agricultural goods,” Geng said.