Amazon Links Up with Henan Province’s Zhengzhou Airport

Direct cargo flights from America, run by retail giant Amazon, have arrived in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province. The planes, which were carrying nearly 1,000 sorts of products including food, clothes and household appliances ordered from Chinese buyers, flew from New York, Chicago and Los Angels to the Chinese transportation hub…Full Article: ECNS.cn

Food Delivery App, Meituan Waimai, Causes Outrage in Henan Province

Meituan Waimai, one of China’s three largest online catering service platforms, has fired an employee for regional discrimination in recruitment which triggered a public outcry. The employee, Tian Yuan, sparked an online uproar Wednesday as viral posts showed Tian asking for recommendations of a candidate for the company’s position of product operator by offering a

Germany’s Aldi Teams Up with Alibaba’s Tmall

German supermarket franchise Aldi has been taking ground from Australia’s dueling retail giants, Woolworths and Coles since 2001. It now hold around 15 percent of the supermarket space with 350 stores across the country and A$4 billion ($3 billion) in annual sales. With the help of Tmall Global, operated by Alibaba, Aldi is now expanding

Alibaba’s Tmall Fresh and Europe’s Global GAP Announces Partnership

Tmall Fresh and GLOBALG.A.P. jointly announce their recently founded partnership. From now on, Tmall Fresh, which is operated by Alibaba Group, will source fresh produce from GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers…Full Article: Global GAP Feb 2017 ChinaAg Comments In November 2016, Alibaba’s Tmall (November 15th to 21st) and Yiguo.com (November 17th to 30th) held online promotions for

China Food and Drug Administration Forcing Online Restaurants to Have Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Businesses selling food and providing catering services online are now required to show their food trade licenses and have brick-and-mortar stores, according to China Food and Drug Administration, reported the Beijing News. The requirements came as part of an administrative draft designed to improve supervision of online food and catering services…Full Article: ECNS.cn Feb 2017

Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Team Up on Agricultural Research

Beijing continues to strengthen agricultural research and innovation as the country calls for deepening structural reform in the agricultural sector. An agricultural innovation lab, jointly established by Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province in December, will offer technological solutions on food safety, farming environment and pest control…Full Article: ECNS.cn Feb 2017 Key Points The Beijing Academy