Chinese and US officials to hold trade talks in Iowa

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Chinese and US officials to hold trade talks in Iowa

A delegation of Chinese officials is visiting the tiny town of Muscatine in the U.S. state of Iowa.

The visit comes at a crucial time for the two countries. China and the U.S. are working toward a better trade relationship by removing barriers. China’s President Xi calls Iowa a home away from home.

CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports.

It’s fast becoming a must-see, if perhaps unlikely destination, for the latest delegation of Chinese officials keen to follow in Xi’s footsteps.

China continues to study U.S. large-scale agricultural methods as it feeds the growing appetites of the millions lifted out of poverty.

Chinese investment in Iowa has enjoyed explosive growth in the last decade or so. Iowans are sending China soybeans and the equipment used to cultivate them.

The latest Chinese delegation visits as President Xi and U.S. counterpart Donald Trump work toward fulfilling a 100-day deadline for lifting barriers that impede trade.

The U.S. wants to boost exports to China to reduce a huge trade deficit – and for these farmers, that means making hay while the sun shines.