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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Beijing, 22 February: US Trade Representative Zoellick's recent Beijing visit has attracted the attention of all sides in China, and even in the world at large. An informed source disclosed that during Zoellick's visit in Beijing, Chinese and US trade officials talked about agricultural subsidies and intellectual property rights, and also touched on many "sensitive" issues, such as anti-dumping. Commenting on the event, an article published on "International Business News," sponsored by the MOFTEC, pointed out that for bilateral economic and trade relations between any countries, development was achieved in the midst of friction while friction removed by way of development; and China-US trade was no exception.
At present, the United States is China's second largest trade partner; while China, the fourth largest trade partner to the United States. …