February 29, Washington, D.C., The Monocle
The U.S.-China Policy Foundation hosted a breakfast meeting for Members
of Congress and a group of senior Chinese trade officials interested
in promoting the trade of wheat and other agricultural products between
the two countries. Among the delegates from China were Mr. Sun Zhenyu,
Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) and
Mr. Zhou Mingchen, President of the China National Cereals, Oil and
Foodstuffs Import and Export Corporation (COFCO). They met with Senators
Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD), Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Conrad Burns (R-MT)
to discuss purchasing US agricultural products. Other guests included
Alan Lee, Chairman of the North Dakota Wheat Commission as well as
Congressional staff and members of the USCPF advisory board. The session
was moderated by Nancy Patton, USCPF board member and former U.S.
Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary, Asia & Pacific.