Sen. Daines reflects on trip to China

U.S. Senator Steve Daines returned Monday after leaving for a trip to China on Saturday.

Daines says he met with top Chinese officials and urged them to rebalance their trade relationship.

Daines says for decades, China has practiced unfair trade policies and has stolen much of American’s intellectual property.

He says his ideal outcome of the United States’ trade negotiations with China is reducing tariffs on U.S. agricultural products.

“I wanted to make sure that the Chinese heard a very clear message that the president is very serious about rebalancing this relationship and ensuring there is enforceability in the trade practices,” said Daines. “I want to make sure the voice of Montana agriculture was heard loud and clear in these discussions because there is a huge opportunity for Montana agriculture in China long term.”