Beijing Sanyuan Foods and Fosun Close to Purchasing France’s St Hubert

Fosun International, the Chinese insurance-to-tourism conglomerate, and Beijing Sanyuan Foods are close to a joint deal to buy French margarine and health food maker St Hubert from Montagu Private Equity, according to a joint statement from the two Chinese firms…Full Article: South China Morning Post July 2017 Key Points The Chinese acquisition of St Hubert,

A Total of 68 Mainland Chinese Restaurants Included in France’s 2017 La Liste Rankings

A total of 68 restaurants from Chinese mainland were listed in the 2017 La Liste, which names the world’s 1,000 finest establishments. The Guide to La Liste Chinese Top Restaurants, published by Qingdao Publishing House, was launched on December 17 at a celebration dinner at Huai Yang Fu restaurant in Andingmen, Beijing…Full Article: The Global

France’s Famed Winery, Château Lafite Rothschild, Wins Court Case in Shandong Province Over the Illegal Use of its Trademark

An order for a Chinese wine company to pay damages to Chateau Lafite Rothschild for illegal use of its trademark led a compilation of case results detailed on Friday [22 April 2016] by a court in east China to show its success in prosecuting intellectual property infringements. The court in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province,

Chinese Inspectors Audit Western European Beef Producers in a Bid to Open Up Trade

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Ireland is one of six European countries where Chinese veterinary inspectors are performing an audit this week, and he is hopeful that beef trade with China will resume before the end of the year. “I would be hopeful that our discussions today and the visits by the audit teams

Chinese Petrol Equipment Supplier Purchases Farmland in Central France

A Chinese company has acquired hundreds of hectares of cereal-producing farmland in central France. This unprecedented situation has provoked astonishment and anger in the farming community…Full Article: EurActiv Apr 2016 Key Point China Hongyang Group reportedly purchased three farms (totaling ~1,700 hectares) in Indre Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France. ChinaAg Comment In April 2016,

Wuhan, Hubei Province, Launches Freight Train Service to Lyon, France via Xinjiang Region

A direct freight train linking Wuhan in central China and Lyons in France began operation on Wednesday [6 April 2016]. The train, loaded with mechanical, electronic and chemical products, will exit China through Alataw Pass in Xinjiang, the westernmost Chinese region, and pass through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany before reaching its destination. It