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China letting us down on farm buys: Trump

According to Public Policy Polling, Donald Trump is consistently polling at 40-42 per cent. Source: AAP

US President Donald Trump has accused "China (of) letting us down" by not buying American agricultural products as promised, as trade talks are set to resume.

US President Donald Trump says China is not living up to promises it made on buying agricultural products from American farmers as the world's two largest economies work to resolve a trade dispute.

"Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would. Hopefully they will start soon!" Trump said on Twitter on Thursday.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday the US expects China to start purchasing crops and US agricultural products soon and noted that trade talks between the two countries are ongoing.

The US and China agreed last month to restart trade talks that stalled in May.

Trump agreed not to impose new tariffs and US officials said China agreed to make agricultural purchases, but those have not yet materialised.

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