The United States surpassed the European Union in the first 11 months of 2012 to become the largest buyer of Chinese exports, according to Commerce Ministry.Report highlights risk confronting exporters
Liu Mengze, president of US operations for food conglomerate Cofco, gets animated when he talks about seeing several thousand tons of grain being loaded onto one of his company's China-bound cargo ships at the Port of New Orleans.
Senior Chinese and US offcials announced progress at the 23rd session of the China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, held in Washington on Wednesday. the JCCT is a major forum for the two sides to address issues in trade and investment.
Chinese and US officials agreed on a number of measures, including export controls and investment, during trade talks in Washington.
Opinion:Expanding trade relations
China said it would do more to protect intellectual property rights and the US promised to address China's demands for more US high-tech exports.
Locke urges continuity in US-China relations