China took aim at Iowa over the weekend in its trade war with the United States, taking out a four-page advertisement in the Des Moines Register.
China Daily, an English-based government publication, paid for the advertisement, highlighting the impact the trade war is and will continue to have on Iowa soybean farmers. The content of the advertisement included an article outlining how the trade dispute is forcing Chinese importers to turn to South America instead of the U.S. for soybeans.
The advertising targets a state critical to Trump and Republicans at a time the trade war between the world’s two largest economies is intensifying, as Bloomberg points out The U.S. has imposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports this week, on top of the $50 billion in goods already in place.
China, meanwhile, called off planned talks with the U.S. that were aimed at finding a path forward for trade between the two nations.