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China to Promote US Beef
Fri Dec 20, 2013 06:38 AM CST

BEIJING (AP) --- China promised Friday to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. beef and to speed up work on opening its market for government purchases of software and other goods.

The pledges came as American and Chinese envoys ended a meeting of the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade amid disputes over market access for goods from solar panels to genetically modified corn.

A Chinese deputy commerce minister, Wang Chao, said at a news conference the two sides agreed to "promote U.S. beef exports to China" but gave no details. A deputy agriculture ministry, Niu Dun, said ...

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