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North Dakota office hosts Chinese food buyers

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The North Dakota Trade Office and companies from around the state are hosting a delegation of Chinese food buyers, researchers and government officials this week.

The initiative is the second part of the North Dakota-China Reverse Trade Mission, in which Chinese delegates tour North Dakota companies and organizations and meet with local business and government leaders.

The delegates visiting through Saturday are focused on the soybean industry. A separate delegation with interest in wheat, barley, oats, peas, flax, beans and sunflowers visited North Dakota in September.

The North Dakota Trade office has led three outgoing trade missions to China since 2009 with a fourth mission planned in March 2014.