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Friday, July 05, 2019

A private importer in China last week bought U.S. rice for the first time ever, in the midst of a trade war between the two nations, a rice industry group said on Wednesday. The Chinese importer bought two containers, about 40 tonnes, of medium-grain rice from California-based Sun Valley Rice, said Michael Klein, a spokesman for USA Rice, a trade group that promotes the sale of the U.S. grain.

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I have to say, "well done".

Chinese are notoriously picky when it comes to rice.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-05 01:15 AM | Reply

about 40 tonnes

Holy jazus that's a lot of frikkin' rice!

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-05 01:38 AM | Reply

Holy jazus that's a lot of frikkin' rice!

In China? It will last about 5 days.

I dont think people understand how momentous this is. To break into the Chinese rice market would be huge.

#3 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-05 09:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

To break into the Chinese rice market would be huge.

Correct. It really is a big deal even though it's just a measly 2 containers worth.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-05 12:04 PM | Reply

I dont think people understand how momentous this is.

It's Yuge, and was at the top of the list for the US in it's demands that China open more markets. It will take a few weeks to see how the Chinese people react to this, since domestic rice production is hugely symbolic for China.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-05 12:14 PM | Reply

It's Yuge, and was at th

Repeating what I just said... pathetic.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-05 12:28 PM | Reply

In China? It will last about 5 days.

I did the math... more like 8 seconds.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-05 12:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"California: Leading the way, and dragging the rest of the nation along with us."

Should be our new state motto.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-05 02:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump is so slick he can sell rice to a Chinaman.

#9 | Posted by Spork at 2019-07-05 06:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

California: Leading the way in drag, and boring the rest of the nation along with us.

#10 | Posted by Spork at 2019-07-05 06:18 PM | Reply

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>first-ever rice sale to China
Why, was there a renewal of the "Four Pests" campaign? Everyone knows that the Chinese communists are very adept at their long-term planning and foresight, so inquiring minds would like to know.

#11 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-07-06 01:40 AM | Reply

Dems fault.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-07-06 11:18 AM | Reply

That can't be right. Propaganda.

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-06 11:51 AM | Reply

If it's true China did that deliberately.

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-06 11:52 AM | Reply

It's a trap!

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-06 12:12 PM | Reply

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