Members of the Taiwan Garlic Farmers’ Association and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Su Chih-fen blasted Kaohsiung Customs on Wednesday [11 May 2016] for clearing the import of crates allegedly containing barred Chinese garlic mixed with Thai produce. Association members and Su filed charges of malpractice against the customs unit at the Yunlin District Prosecutors Office […]

The Shanghai municipal agriculture commission will partner with the Punjab government and transfer technology to help farmers grow Chinese vegetables for boosting state’s diversification drive. The assurance was given by Shanghai agriculture commission vice chairman Feng Zhioyong during an interaction with Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who is touring the country…Full Article: Hindustan […]

China’s soybean acreage will increase by 400,000 hectares this year as a result of a government-led initiative to increase the supply of domestic soybeans. Yu Xinrong, vice-minister of agriculture, told a news conference Thursday [5 May 2016] that a survey of farmers’ planting intentions indicated that the corn acreage in China will decrease by close […]

Danish brewer Carlsberg A/S on Wednesday [11 May 2016] said sales fell more than expected in the first quarter due to decline in the Chinese market and foreign exchange fluctuation. Sales fell 3 percent to 13.01 billion Danish crowns ($1.99 billion), missing the 13.18 billion crowns average of 14 analyst estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters. […]

Cambodian and Chinese companies on Wednesday [4 May 2016] signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the construction of a chemical fertilizer plant in southwestern Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province. The MoU was inked here between Hann Khieng, managing director of Cambodian Petrochemical Company, and Zhang Jun, chairman of China Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corp…Full Article: […]

New Zealand’s Westland Co-operative Dairy Co plans to tap China’s premium dairy market by selling milk and dairy products to consumers to tap the rising demand from Chinese. Westland, previously a B2B (business-to-business) supplier, launched a whipping cream in Shanghai yesterday [11 May 2016] at the four-day 2016 Bakery China exhibition which opened yesterday, and […]

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (May 13) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Bidar District, Karnataka State of India, it has banned the import of poultry meat […]

The central Asian country of Kazakhstan is the world’s eighth-largest wheat exporter, but its soviet-era agriculture industry lacks the ability to turn agriculture resources into cash. This is why when Chinese companies offered to invest 1.9 billion U.S. dollars to upgrade Kazakh food processing industry with 19 projects such as tomato, chicken and meat processing […]

First, they sold us their made-in-China goods; then they came to build our roads; then they rode on the roads into our shops, hotels and supermarkets; and now the Chinese are in Uganda’s gardens growing food to sell abroad. The latest evidence that China is digging in came last Tuesday in Ngaaju-Ndibilungi village, Butambala sub-county […]

Purefine Nature, a fast-growing Australian family brand, announced it will officially launch its formula milk products in the Chinese market to cater to the demand for foreign products. The first product will be on sale, both in supermarkets and China’s largest e-commerce retailer Tmall, in July [2016], and is expected to be available in 50 […]

The restaurant is much like so many others across the country, designed tastefully to look like a classical Chinese garden. The main dining space, surrounded by green bamboo, is generously filled with flowers, has a moon-shaped doorway, and is decorated in Great Wall gray and jade. But what’s surprising is that it’s actually owned by […]

Washington is challenging China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over broiler chicken products, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Tuesday [10 May 2016]. The United States claimed that China failed to conduct a transparent re-investigation, nor properly calculated costs of production for a U.S. producer. In response, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday […]