China-US economic and trade relations are win-win in nature: Chinese Ambassador to US

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(Xinhua)

“As we face a complex and serious situation in agricultural development and food security around the world, I firmly believe that China and the United States, as major agricultural producers, consumers and traders, must meet challenges together, maintain stable development of agriculture, strengthen the resilience of agricultural supply chains, ensure domestic food security and promote cooperation for international food security,” said the Chinese Ambassador to the States. States, Qin Gang.

CHICAGO, April 23 (Xinhua) — China-U.S. economic and trade relations are win-win in nature, and restoring normal trade relations between the two countries as soon as possible is the common aspiration of both sides, the Chinese government said. Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang on Thursday.

Qin made the comment during the 2022 China-US High-Level Agriculture Dialogue held in Des Moines, capital of the US state of Iowa.

He visits the American Midwestern states of Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, and Des Moines is his return match at Iowa.

China-US agricultural cooperation is of particular significance, Qin said. “With the resurgence of the pandemic, the fragility of the global recovery, the acceleration of climate change and the increase in regional conflicts, food security has again become a major practical problem facing China, the United States and the rest. of the world”.

Speaking about what he has seen and heard in the United States’ “golden corn belt”, Qin said he has come to understand that American agriculture is going through a green and low-carbon transition, where farmers apply advanced technologies and methods for carbon capture and storage. , and use quality food to reduce methane emissions.

Cotton farmer Joe Boddiford shows a cotton boll at his farm in Sylvania, Georgia, the United States, Aug. 1, 2019. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

China has set targets to achieve carbon peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060, which will certainly create new opportunities for China-US agricultural cooperation, he added.

Qin said China has made tremendous efforts to fully implement the phase one trade deal over the past two years. “Despite the pandemic, we have not used the force majeure clause and have even adopted a market-based exclusion process for countermeasure tariffs on soybeans, grains, meat, aquatic products and American fruit. This fully shows our sincerity and goodwill,” he said.

As China implemented the phase one trade deal, American farmers exported billions more in oilseeds and grains and more than $1 billion more in meat products, which improved the well to be America’s heartland farmers, Qin said, citing the recently released US Export Report 2022 by the US-China Business Council.

Meanwhile, the growth of those exports is providing thousands of new jobs to more than a dozen U.S. congressional districts, he added.

Farm owner Bill Pellett watches harvested corn being loaded into a truck in a field at the Pellett family’s farm in Atlantic, a small town in Iowa, the United States, Oct. 14, 2019. (Xinhua/ Wang Ying)

“As we face a complex and serious situation in agricultural development and food security around the world, I firmly believe that China and the United States, as major agricultural producers, consumers and traders, must meet together the challenges, maintain stable development of agriculture, strengthen the resilience of agricultural supply chains, ensure national food security and promote cooperation for international food security,” the Ambassador said.

The 2022 China-US High-Level Agricultural Dialogue was jointly sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in the United States, the US Heartland China Association and the China Agricultural Association for International Exchange, and brought together more than 500 agricultural leaders and leaders of agricultural associations and enterprises. from China and the United States in person or online.

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