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The Chinese government is keen to boost corn exports to cut the country's large stockpile.   © Reuters
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China keen to unload corn stockpile overseas

Japan resumes imports after 7-year hiatus, opening door for Chinese producers

RURIKA IMAHASHI, Nikkei staff writer | China

TOKYO -- China has resumed exports of corn to Japan for the first time in seven years, easing the plight of Japanese livestock farmers who are in desperate need of the feed grain because shipments from the U.S. have been delayed by heavy snowfall.

Beijing wants to reduce the country's bulging corn stocks. It has a big opportunity to boost exports, provided it can clear a few hurdles.

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