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Harbin Expo Planned Large Russian Soybean Supplies to China

Global Times reported on May 17 that “China is promoting high-quality imports of [Russian] soybeans alongside its growing domestic production.” This was part of “in-depth discussions on bilateral cooperation, food security, food processing … development of agriculture in both countries….” These discussions took place at at the eighth China-Russia Expo from May 16-21 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, in Northeast China which borders Russia’s Far East region.

Experts said Russia will become a major supplier of carbohydrate foods—wheat, rice, and corn—to China, reducing the country’s reliance on protein (mainly referring to soybeans) imports from the United States, an “industry insider” informed Global Times.

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