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China, Paraguay Trade Barbs Over Soy Trade

Paraguay government spokesperson Paula Carro and China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lin Jian aired a disagreement in public over disputed soy exports to China. Images via the Paraguayan and Chinese foreign ministries.

The Chinese government refuted claims by Paraguayan President Santiago Peña that even though the South American country maintains diplomatic ties with Taiwan, it will nonetheless continue to sell soybeans to China.

“Contrary to what President Peña said, China has imported zero soy from Paraguay in recent years,” Lin Jian, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said at the regular press briefing on Monday.

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