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China tells state firms to halt purchases of U.S. soybeans, pork

Christian Fernsby |
China has told state-owned firms to halt purchases of soybeans and pork from the United States, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters News Agency, after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing.

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Topics: CHINA    U.S.   

Large volume state purchases of U.S. corn and cotton have also been put on hold, one of the sources said.

China could expand the order to include additional U.S. farm goods if Washington took further action, the people said.

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