Thanks to China’s expanding freight service network, exports of fresh fruit and vegetables to Russia soared in the first five months, according to figures released by the customs in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Among the region’s two major land checkpoints that process exports bound for Russia, Manzhouli Customs recorded cargo worth 101 million […]

A Chinese multinational group of companies CGC on Monday [13 June 2016] kicked off capacity building organized for Nigerian agricultural technicians, an effort aimed at promoting integrated agricultural technology in the West African country….Full Article: AllAfrica June 2016 Key Point A five-day training program was carried out by the China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) and trained […]

China’s restaurant industry has called for further governmental efforts to reduce taxes and improve growth after the sector’s profit margin dropped to 4.8 percent. Rising costs for labor, rent and produce led to the decline in margin, which finished 6.1 percent points lower than in 2014, said Jiang Junxian, president of the China Cuisine Association…Full […]

Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan met the Secretary of Communist Party China of Yunnan Province Li Jiheng in Kunming, China. The two leaders expressed satisfaction over the successful fourth China-South Asia Expo, especially with regards to Pakistan’s active participation with the largest country pavilion…Full Article: Pakistan Today June 2016 Key Point Pakistan’s Minister of […]

Austrian pork producers are hoping to overcome a slump in prices with the potential opening of the Chinese market as an export destination increasingly closer to becoming a reality. Discussions and negotiations between the two countries on the export of pork have been going on for several years…Full Article: June 2016 Key Points In […]

Hong Kong’s food safety authorities announced on Monday [13 June 2016] to ban the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the Province of Friesland in the Netherlands due to an outbreak of low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in the province…Full Article: People’s Daily Online June 2016 Key Point From January to […]

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has purchased two vineyards in the famed Bordeaux winegrowing region in France – the Chateau Guerry and the Chateau Perenne – for nearly 12 million euros ($13.56 million), the Agence France-Presse reports. The news agency says the 64-hectare Chateau Perenne produces about 500,000 bottles of red and white wine annually, while […]

China’s food safety watchdog has issued a regulation, effective as of Oct. 1, to tighten supervision on baby formula.Both domestic and overseas baby formula producers must register and secure permits from the China Food and Drug Administration if they want to sell their products in China. If they are using foreign raw materials, they must […]

Belarusbank and China Development Bank (CDB) have signed a credit agreement of 1.4 billion U.S. dollars for a potash project in Belarus, the state-owned Belarusian bank said in a statement. The agreement, signed on Friday [17 June 2016], stipulates the procedure for financing the project of building the mining and processing factory Slavkaliy, using raw […]

Shanghai Pengxin Group Co is in talks to buy control of Brazilian mid-sized lender Banco Indusval & Partners SA (BI&P), as the Chinese conglomerate wants to expand beyond commodities in Latin America’s largest economy, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Representatives of Pengxin and partners of BI&P have discussed tie-up scenarios, two […]

China’s restaurant market is more vibrant than ever and is home to close to 8 million food service points of sale and dozens of unique local cuisines. The industry’s growth is outstripping other major markets and showing extraordinary resilience in a time of declining GDP growth. According to the China Cuisine Association statistics, China’s catering […]

Seevan, 39, from Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, is one of the first herdsman to benefit from a unique service supported by Beidou, a Chinese navigation system similar to GPS. Using a device similar in size to an iPhone 6, Seevan can control the water pumps for the wells across his 200 ha of grassland, and […]