Australia and Hong Kong Launch FTA Negotiations

Australia and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Tuesday [16 May 2017] announced the official launch of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiation. The announcement was jointly made here by Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR Gregory So Kam-Leung and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism

Afghanistan Expresses Interest in Exporting Saffron, Pomegranates, and Pine Nuts to China

A multibillion dollar contract for the development of the Mes Aynak copper mine in central Logar province will benefit the people off both countries, the Afghanistan ambassador to China hopes…Full Article: MENAFN May 2017 Key Point According to the Afghan Ambassador to China, Afghanistan would like to increase exports of Afghan saffron, pomegranates, and pine

Nebraska Wants to Strengthen Agricultural Ties with China

In welcoming scores of Chinese and American business leaders to Omaha, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts said that he believes the state’s relationship with China will grow. “In China, we see the middle classes are increasing tremendously,” Ricketts said on Friday [5 May 2017]. “That presents opportunities for us to expand the relationship. In Nebraska, we

Belarusian President Promotes Increased Food Exports to Hunan Province

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday [13 April 2017] said that Belarus has all possibilities to increase food supplies to China’s Hunan province, local media reported. During the meeting with China’s Communist Party Secretary of Hunan Province Du Jiahao in Minsk Lukashenko said Belarus is interested increasing food supplies to Hunan Province and first of

China’s UnionPay Cards Now Accepted by BPS-Sberbank

BPS-Sberbank has become the second commercial bank in Belarus to accept China’s UnionPay cards, according to Shanghai-based UnionPay International Wednesday [12 April 2017]. According to the agreement, BPS-Sberbank will accept and issue UnionPay cards within the year and the two parties will also cooperate on launching mobile payment services in Belarus…Full Article: ECNS.cn Apr 2017