USCHA chair says lack of trust and respect on both sides
June 26, 2020 By Julie Harker Filed Under: News, Trade
The chairman of the U.S. China Heartland Association says he believes the heightened tensions between the U.S. and China are the result of one thing, “I think there’s a lack of trust and respect on both sides of the equation,” says Bob Holden.
Holden, a former Democrat Governor of Missouri, says very
little of what President Trump has said he has accomplished with China has
happened, “You can’t blame China, then China can’t blame us. I mean, we’ve got
to get people that have credible integrity to sit down and find common ground
that works in the best interests of both. And that’s what I think we’re lacking
today in our negotiations with China.”
Holden says the bipartisan U.S. China Heartland Association’s
goal is collaboration between both countries for their mutual benefit, and that
includes agriculture, “We’ve got to look out for our self-interest. But your
self interest is also having good markets to promote around the world because
that’s how we sell our ag products. That’s how we sell our manufacturing
The USCHA has members from more than 20 states in the Heartland of the country, which Holden says is rich with resources, including agriculture, and home to many of the nation’s former and current leaders.
The USCHA hosted a recent seminar on U.S. China Trade and the Future of Agriculture in the Heartland. Click here to listen and view.
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