China says buying U.S. farm products will not affect imports from other countries


(Reuters) – ’s purchases of U.S. agricultural products will not impact its imports from other countries, a commerce ministry official said on Tuesday.

China welcomes the entry of competitive U.S. products into its and hopes the could create conditions to facilitate exports to China, Li Xingqian told a news conference.

China will expand imports based on conditions and in line with rules of the World Trade Organisation, Li added.

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Beijing agreed to major purchases of U.S. farm products as part of an initial trade deal signed last week, but doubts remain over a number of issues.

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