The U.S. Export-Import Bank, which guarantees bank loans for U.S. exports overseas, plans to assign a loan officer to the U.S. embassy in Beijing starting May 1 for six months, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based bank said.

It would be the second time the bank had put an officer in Beijing as part of an effort to boost U.S. exports to China. The bank has also temporarily assigned loan officers to U.S. embassies in Latin America in the past, she added.

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