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Trade war

China plays risky card of shunning US soybeans

Imports fall for third straight month in a blow to Trump's base

The American Midwest is a major source of both soybeans and votes for U.S. President Donald Trump.

BEIJING -- China has curtailed imports of American soybeans in recent months, targeting the key commodity -- and by extension its farmers, a major support base for U.S. President Donald Trump -- in response to Washington's trade sanctions.

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