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Reuters journalist Doug Palmer (right) asks a question of U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Acting U. S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, while cameras record their response, at the 23rd Session of the U.S. China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) press conference, in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The JCCT holds high-level plenary meetings on an annual basis to review progress made by working groups that focus on a wide variety of trade issues. These working groups meet throughout the year to address topics such as intellectual property rights, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, information technology, tourism, commercial law, environment, and statistics. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.


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Taken on December 19, 2012