China’s “father of hybrid rice” is planning to expand its production of sea-rice at a newly founded research center in Qingdao, a port city in the eastern province of Shandong, local sources said Saturday. Within three years, the sea-rice research and development center, headed by scientist Yuan Longping, is expected to expand the yield of […]

Kyrgyzstan hopes to export to China meat, milk and fish. The first Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammetkaly Abulgaziev announced such data today [13 October 2016] at a meeting of the Kyrgyz-Chinese intergovernmental commission…Full Article: Oct 2016 Key Point The Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan also noted a need to launch direct flights between […]

The Bauchi State Government will sign Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with some Chinese investors wishing to invest in the state’s economy. The parties said that signing the pacts would ignite bilateral cooperation between the state and China for economic development, investment, technical assistance and partnership in agriculture, with emphasis on production, farm mechanisation and water […]

Fishing boats are seen on the exposed bed of Poyang Lake in Lushan City, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Oct. 10, 2016. China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, has seen dramatically decreasing water level in recent days. The lake hit low-water levels about 54 days earlier than average in previous years, according to statistics by the […]

Singapore mainboard-listed global distributor and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables SunMoon food Company Ltd. gave China’s Shanghai Yiguo E-Commerce Co. Ltd. the go signal to inject $24 million fund in the group. According to the group, the investment by Yiguo will help further cement it as a global distributor and marketer of branded high […]

China has chosen one of its most affluent provinces, Zhejiang, to pilot the strategy of replacing farm laborers with machines. Zhejiang agricultural department confirmed on Monday [10 October 2016] that the province has set a timetable of becoming a paradigm of modern agriculture by 2020…Full Article: The Global Times Oct 2016 Key Point By 2020, […]

China has decided to remove administrative price controls on the salt market to foster competition, the country’s top economic planner announced Sunday. The move will put an end to the nation’s 2,000-plus-year state monopoly in the salt industry. Ex-factory, wholesale and retail salt prices will be decided by the operating costs of businesses, product quality […]

Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province is set to host the First International Apple Symposium on Monday [10 October 2016] as the region aims to produce one-seventh of the world’s apples by the end of this year. According to a press conference in Beijing on Sunday, the symposium will be held from Monday to October 16 in […]

Chinese investors are rushing to invest in agriculture in Cambodia, drawn by ideal farming conditions and the sound relationship between the two countries, although there are challenges such as Cambodia’s underdeveloped infrastructure and limited fundraising channels, insiders said Sunday…Full Article: Oct 2016 Key Points According to the Chairman of the Cambodia-Chinese Association for Development, […]

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pushing more aggressively onto Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s turf. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer boosted its stake in China’s second-largest e-commerce website Inc, strengthening an alliance to win more market share in the world’s largest online market…Full Article: China Daily Oct 2016 Key Point Walmart’s share in rose from 5.9% […]

Diversified Chinese conglomerate New Hope Group Co Ltd’s Australian expansion has taken another step, opening its Australian headquarters in Sydney on Thursday [6 October 2016], eyeing further agribusiness acquisitions and an expansion of its fledgling real estate developments…Full Article: Oct 2016 Key Points New Hope Group has expressed interested in Australia’s dairy industry and […]

In the first corn harvest since March, when China reformed its corn stockpiling program in some areas of the country, farmers are facing both falling corn prices and demand, according to media reports. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country’s top policy planner, announced in March that the State will end its corn […]