Before she opened her first store in 1994, Wang Jianying sold fruit and vegetables from a market stall in Beijing. Now, 20 years later, the 44-year-old Henan province native is the owner of Jenny Wang’s, one of Beijing’s most popular supermarket chains for expats. She was also a co-founder of the Jenny Lou’s chain, but […]

China has become one of the countries hardest hit by invasive species, threatening its biodiversity and agricultural production, authorities said on Friday. A total of 529 non-indigenous species have invaded the country since the 1980s, said Wang Yanliang, a Ministry of Agriculture official in charge of ecological and resources protection, at a meeting about invasive […]

Authorities in Nanning town, in the Zhuang du Guangxi region are trying to save a banana harvest that has been severely damaged by typhoon Rammasun. On Tuesday [22 July 2014], over 1.6 million banana trees in Tanluo were knocked over by the storm, with financial loss at over 58 million Yuans…Full Article: Fresh Plaza July […]

China and Cuba on Tuesday signed an array of 29 cooperation agreements to support the Caribbean country’s development and enhance bilateral ties as President Xi Jinping paid his first-ever state visit to Cuba. Among the deals, China’s Bank of Import and Export offered Cuba a 730 million RMB ($115 million) loan for Santiago Port, Cuba’s […]

Food safety authorities say they will watch food processors more closely after discovering that a Shanghai meat company allegedly repackaged and sold expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China in an organized fashion. Shanghai’s food watchdog agency summoned Husi Food managers Tuesday afternoon to assist with an investigation into the […]

The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China’s prime cotton-growing area, plans to pump some 20 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) into its textile industry to create jobs and maintain social stability, local officials in its Beijing representative office said on Friday [18 July 2014]. “The push for textile development will create more jobs in the sector,” said […]

The Chinese company developing the second stage of the Ord irrigation scheme in Western Australia, has bought the old Kununurra sugar mill. Kimberley Agricultural Investments (KAI) is currently developing 13,400 hectares of irrigated land and has purchased the sugar mill which sits on a 19 hectare block. The property is currently being used as offices […]

On July 7, the Agricultural Attache of the Embassy of Chile in China, Alvaro Aspee, and the deputy director of the Chinese Animal and Plant Quarantine Supervision, Chen Hongjun, signed in Beijing the Initial Protocol for Chilean avocado exports to China. Ronald Bown, president of the Fruit Exporters Association of Chile AG (ASOEX), explained that […]

Around 30 agro-technicians and management professionals from more than 10 provinces and autonomous regions, including Shandong, Anhui and Gansu, completed a three-day training course co-organized by PepsiCo and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Thursday [26 June 2014]. During the course, which focuses on sustainable potato farming and farm management, […]

China has suspended its embargo on beef from Brazil, a measure put in place in 2012 following an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Brazil’s Paraná state, Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said Thursday after a meeting of the presidents of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and China, Xi Jinping. “The embargo is suspended and Brazil can […]

During her visit to China, the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade, Magali Silva, said that the entry of Hass avocados to the Chinese market could take place within one or two months. The only transaction left is a health authorization from the Chinese authorities. At this time, a team from the General Administration of Quality […]

China will soon become the world’s largest blueberry consumer and producer, said industry leaders. Andres Armstrong, chairman of the International Blueberry Organization, told the 2014 International Blueberry Congress on Friday, in Qingdao, Shandong province, that China will overtake the United States in the near future. Armstrong, who is also executive director of the Chilean Blueberry Committee, […]


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