A consortium backed by sovereign fund China Investment Corp has expressed interest in buying a majority stake in Yum Brands Inc’s China business, which runs more than 7,100 KFC and Pizza Hut eateries across the country, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday [19 April 2016]. KKR & Co, a firm reported to be in the consortium, said […]

Capri Sun, a German company that makes wholesome fruit juices for kids, will speed up its expansion in the maturing China market as it sees potential for great profits. For Capri Sun, which is sold in foil pouches, children aged between six and 14 are target consumers. Following China’s new policy that encourages married couples […]

The freshness smell of crops is not a smell usually associated with power plants — but this plant, 60 km southwest of Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, is no traditional power station. It uses such fuels as wheat and cotton straw, corn cobs, plant stems, branches and leaves to generate electricity, pioneering renewable […]

China’s Ministry of Agriculture says the country imported close to 82 million tons of soybean products in 2015, accounting for about 88 percent of its total demand. Many of the imported soybean products had been genetically modified. The ministry says China will plant more non-GMO soybean and improve yields to fill the gap between supply […]

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday [18 April 2016] opened the country’s biggest sugar mill, a $360 million Chinese-owned plant in Preah Vihear [northern Cambodia] that will produce half a-million tons a year, and called for more investment from the world’s second-largest economy. The plant, set in a 43,422-hectare sugar plantation, will also generate about 30 […]

The port of Djibouti and China’s Qingdao port have signed a partnership agreement in the Djibouti capital. The agreement, which was signed on Wednesday [13 April 2016] by Djibouti port’s director general Saad Omar Guelleh and the vice-president of Qingdao port Cheng Xinnong, aims to reinforce Djibouti port’s human resource capacities and logistical means. It […]

The billionaire chairman of New Hope Group Co, China’s largest privately held agricultural company, is looking to buy fish-farming assets in Southeast Asia as part of a 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) push to expand overseas. “We plan to acquire an aquaculture company,” Liu Yonghao, 64, said in an interview in Beijing. Though he declined […]

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Ireland is one of six European countries where Chinese veterinary inspectors are performing an audit this week, and he is hopeful that beef trade with China will resume before the end of the year. “I would be hopeful that our discussions today and the visits by the audit teams […]

Guizhou-based Wengfu (Group) Co Ltd, a State-owned enterprise dealing in phosphorus and chemicals, is pressing ahead with its expansion in the Middle East, in its bid to utilize opportunities presented by China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The company was founded in the 1990s, and has since mastered phosphorus mining technology, which helps it in extracting […]

A group of Chinese agricultural experts on Wednesday [13 April 2016] joined other Cote d’Ivoire farmers at the Chinese-funded rice farming project in Guiguidou, Divo sub-region, some 180 km from Abidjan, to plant rice seedlings just before the start of the rain season. Just like the support provided in other sectors such as infrastructure construction […]

Wal-Mart China is opening 60 new stores in the country by 2017 as part of its efforts to integrate its hypermarkets, membership stores and online platform to offer customers more convenience and quality products in a highly-competitive retail market, the company’s top executive said. Greg Penner, chairman of the Wal-Mart board of directors, said in […]

A Chinese company has acquired hundreds of hectares of cereal-producing farmland in central France. This unprecedented situation has provoked astonishment and anger in the farming community…Full Article: EurActiv Apr 2016 Key Point China Hongyang Group reportedly purchased three farms (totaling ~1,700 hectares) in Indre Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France. ChinaAg Comment In April 2016, […]