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Wednesday in China: A flight delayed, an agreement signed

By on August 5, 2009

Wednesday was a travel day, as we left Beijing for Kunming in southwestern China. Wednesday also brought our first slight departure from the schedule, as our flight was delayed more than an hour. We made it to Kunming just in

Tuesday in China: Tobacco, soybean, cotton meetings

By on August 4, 2009

We had a busy day in China, with our group splitting up to cover three commodities: tobacco, soybeans and cotton. I met with Commissioner Jiang Chenkeng, the head of China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, and several members of his staff.