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China rice deal not a set-up, says minister

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Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan insists the deal to sell 1.2 million tonnes of rice to China is real and that the two governments will sign an agreement in the next two weeks. 

His confirmation was made to counter a media report that a source in China's State Administration of Grain had cast doubt on the deal.

"We did negotiate the rice sale with representatives of China's state enterprise Beidahuang, which also expressed an interest in buying 200,000 tonnes of rubber from Thailand," said Mr Niwatthamrong.

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