* Soybeans rise for fifth consecutive session
* Chinese importers buy at least two U.S. soy cargoes
* Wheat, corn trade little changed ahead of USDA data (Updates with U.S. trading, changes dateline, pvs PARIS/SINGAPORE)
CHICAGO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures rose for a fifth straight session on Monday to their highest in two weeks as Chinese importers resumed buying.
Chinese importers bought at least two bulk cargo shipments of U.S. soybeans, or about 120,000 tonnes, for shipment in January and February, U.S. exporters said. The deals came after Beijing offered the buyers new waivers from retaliatory import tariffs on at least 1 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans, they said.
China, the world's top soybean importer, has slashed purchases from the United States since the start of the countries' trade war last year and has bought soybeans from South America instead.
China's November soybean imports jumped from a year ago as shipments from the United States cleared customs after they were booked during a truce in the Sino-U.S. trade war, customs data showed.
"The market is being helped by China granting further tariff waivers on imports of U.S. soybeans," said Tobin Gorey, director of agricultural strategy at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
The most-active soybean futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was up 10-1/2 cents to $9.00 a bushel by 11:15 a.m. CST (1715 GMT). The contract earlier climbed to its highest price since Nov. 22 at $9.03-1/2 a bushel.
January soyoil futures jumped to their highest price since Nov. 11 and were up 0.54 cent to 31.76 cents per pound at the CBOT.
Malaysian palm oil futures neared 3-year high on fears of a sharp fall in supply. Palm oil is affected by price movements in related oils as they compete for a share in the global vegetable oils market.
The gains in soyoil futures helped support soybeans, said Brian Hoops, president of U.S. broker Midwest Market Solutions.
"There just seems to be a shortage of vegetable oil in the world right now," Hoops said.
U.S. grain markets were also awaiting further information about global supply and demand from monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop forecasts due on Tuesday.
CBOT wheat was up 1-1/2 cents at $5.26 a bushel, while corn was flat at $3.76-3/4 a bushel. (Reporting by Tom Polansek in Chicago; Additional reporting by Gus Trompiz in Paris and Naveen Thukral in Singapore; Editing by Uttaresh.V, Mark Potter and Dan Grebler)