Taiwan steps into trade war breach for US, saying it will buy US$3.6 billion in American agricultural products

In a bid to drive home the message that Taiwan is a reliable US partner at a time of deep and growing distrust between Beijing and Washington, Taipei has announced plans to buy US$3.6 billion worth of American farm products, including soybeans, corn, wheat and meat products. This follows the imposition by Beijing of up to 25 per cent tariffs on US grains in the tit-for-tat trade war involving the world’s two largest economies.Taiwan said that during a trade mission led by Chen Junne-Jih, Taiwan…

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