China Launches 7 New Free Trades Zones Across the Country

Seven new free trade zones (FTZ) began operation across China on April 1, with the aim of further opening up the country and coordinating development between various regions. The new zones are in the provinces of Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Shaanxi, as well as in Chongqing municipality, with each area having its own

Royal FrieslandCampina’s Joint Venture with China Huishan Dairy Off to a Positive Start

Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina will bring its “Dutch Lady” dairy brand to more places in the country, its CEO said at a press event on Tuesday [6 December 2016]. The “Dutch Lady” dairy products, developed by FrieslandCampina’s joint venture with China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co, officially hit the market in September [2016]. So far,

Tencent-backed Chongqing Online Startup Focuses on Rural Land Transactions

Last December, an online auction of an island in the Maldives on Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao.com hit the headlines. Surprisingly for such a big deal, the agency that handled all the business transactions was a startup company in Chongqing. In April, 2015, the internet company Chongqing Meicun Technology Co Ltd launched jutubao.com, a website that

China’s Largest Instant-Coffee Factory to Be Built in Chongqing

Chongqing municipality, southwest China, is building the country’s largest instant-coffee factory, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018, local authorities said Wednesday [23 November 2016]. The factory will cost 1 billion yuan (145 million U.S. dollars) and produce 10,000 tonnes of freeze-dried coffee, 2,000 tonnes of liquid coffee concentrate and 3,000 tonnes of baked

Alibaba and Suning to Launch E-commerce Joint Venture in Chongqing

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and retail giant Suning Commerce Group Co plan to invest 1 billion yuan ($148 million) to set up an e-commerce firm in Chongqing, a move that is likely to intensify their competition with JD.com Inc, China’s second-largest e-commerce player…Full Article: ECNS.cn Oct 2016 Key Points The Chongqing e-commerce

Chongqing to Import and Distribute Kazakh Potash Fertilizer

A Chinese firm and a Kazakhstan firm have agreed to form a joint venture to develop a major fertilizer production and distribution hub in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality. Under the deal between Kazakhstan Potash Corporation (KPC) and Chongqing Agricultural Production Material Group, the two sides will jointly build a major potash fertilizer distribution center and

Alibaba’s Taobao Live-Streams Agricultural Products in Chongqing Municipality

Working staff of Taobao, one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms, attach an identification code to a chicken during live-streaming of their products in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, May 30, 2016. In order to help consumers have a direct understanding of goods they want to buy, Taobao kicked off its live-streaming for agricultural products in Tujia-Miao

New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Producer, Zespri, to Expand its Operations to Shaanxi, Chengdu, and Chongqing

One of New Zealand’s largest producers of kiwifruit is considering the possibility of growing its variety of the fruit in China as part of a plan to source it from local growers and ensure a year-round supply. Zespri International Ltd announced the plan on Thursday [21 April 2016] in Shanghai at the launch of the