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Saturday, November 30, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has opened the door to imports of rice from the United States for the first time ever in what analysts took to signal a warming of relations between the world's two biggest economies after a frosty year marked by tensions and tit-for-tat tariffs. The green light from Chinese customs, indicated in a statement posted on the customs authority's website on Friday, comes in the run-up to talks between the countries in January after U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a moratorium on higher tariffs that would affect trade worth hundred of billions of dollars.

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#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-30 12:39 PM | Reply

China has opened the door to imports of rice from the United States for the first time ever

Bears repeating...this is Yugely symbolic for the Chinese as they try to figure out how to feed their population and secure their food supplies. This was one of those "never going to happen" pronouncements made at the start of the US/China trade war that has now been proven false.

China fears trade conflicts, climate change could pose threat to food security

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-30 01:46 PM | Reply

Did you read the article?
US rice is not competative.
This is merely a good will gesture.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2019-11-30 01:46 PM | Reply

#3

I read every article.

The better question is, do you understand China?

They slapped 25% tariffs on US rice even when it was banned because of the purported lack of a phytosanitary protocol between the US and China. Rice is very symbolic to the Chinese, and lifting the illusory reasons for the ban on US imports, even if a "good will gesture", are a big deal in China.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-30 01:51 PM | Reply

--China fears trade conflicts, climate change could pose threat to food security

What China really fears is the world retaliating against their massive coal-plant building. They have no fear about Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion demonstrating in Tianamen Square, because they will just shoot them.

climatechangedispatch.com

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-30 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RoC,

Bored has no idea, but also he has no sense of Yuma. I doubt he's ever heard the joke "its like selling rice to china" ...

Winning, funny, and Bored being pissed off about it makes it a trifecta!

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-30 02:24 PM | Reply

Trade deficit with China increases on bloated------------'s watch. #WINNING

www.axios.com

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-11-30 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We buy little Uncle Ben's from Trumpty Dumpty and he give us all Asia trade rules! Say, let's give him fake dirt on Biden! He give us Hong Kong freedom marcher names, no problem! We throw in permit for Trump Wall of China Hotel, he give us Hawaii! They all Dems anyway!"

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-30 05:37 PM | Reply

The US is not Trumpco, yet.

#9 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-30 06:22 PM | Reply

For his next trick, Trump is going to sell snow to Eskimos.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-30 06:29 PM | Reply

Trump hasn't sold any rice to China, but he has sold a load of BS to his mooing supporters.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2019-11-30 07:19 PM | Reply

#8

Translation: I got nothing except for outright racism.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-30 07:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#11

"Bored being pissed off about it makes it a trifecta!"

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-30 07:22 PM | Reply

Did you read the article?
US rice is not competative.
This is merely a good will gesture.
#3 | POSTED BY BORED

Doesn't matter to Trumpublicans.

They're very desperate for anything that sounds like good news.

RoLCL, Nulli and Matters will put a bag of rice on their Trump Shrines.

Their emperor is wearing clothes. They swear it!

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-30 07:29 PM | Reply

Trump hasn't sold any rice to China, but he has sold a load of BS to his mooing supporters.
#11 | POSTED BY BORED

The value of selling BS to his mooning supporters outweighs any actual sales to China.

For the next eleven months Trumpublicans will attempt to fluff everything he does.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-30 07:31 PM | Reply

#12

Translation: the truth hurts.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-30 08:03 PM | Reply

Trump causes most likely permanent damage to soybean industry! Meanwhile Midwest farmers going broke at record rates!

#17 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2019-11-30 08:50 PM | Reply

#16

Translation: the truth is racist.

#18 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-11-30 09:25 PM | Reply

the truth is racist.

Sometimes it is.

You ever heard of White men can't jump?

Or black people cant swim?

Or Asians can't drive?

Or Mexicans are lazy?

Or that Jews are running the world?

I'll let you figure out which one of those are racist and which ones are truly racist.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-30 09:38 PM | Reply

Obese people can't sit together because there's only room for one.

#20 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-11-30 09:42 PM | Reply

Louisanna is a big exporter:

Over the past five years, domestic production of rice has ranged between 6.1 and 7.1 million metric tons. Over the past half-decade, exports are typically more than 3 million metric tons, reaching a high of 3.4 million metric tons in 2016.Jun 15, 2018
Louisiana's Rice Exports and Share of Global Trade
www.lsuagcenter.com lbenedict articles page1528213119428<>

#21 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-11-30 11:49 PM | Reply

"Jeremiah Rush
@Jeremiahrushian
Christ you people are dumb. Trump had nothing to do with any of this . That article is from 2017..."

At least he mentioned Mackris.

#22 | Posted by Corky at 2019-12-01 01:28 AM | Reply

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