Chinese Agricultural Scientists Attempt to Introduce Palm Oil Trees in the Mainland

Chinese agricultural scientists have created a trial plantation of oil-producing palm trees in the country’s southernmost island province of Hainan. The Hainan-based Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences said on Friday [17 November 2017] it has taken two years to grow the exotic tropical plant. So far, it is thriving on a 5-hectare trial plantation

Hainan Island’s Top Rubber Producer Acquires Stakes in Foreign Companies

Hainan State Farms Investment Holding Group Co Ltd, owner of China’s largest natural rubber plantation base, is accelerating its pace of globalization through international acquisitions, according to Li Dongming, a senior official with the company. “We will focus our efforts in seeking partners in especially the Southeast Asian countries,” he said while was responding to

China’s Pineapple Sector Continues to Suffer Losses

In response to the sales stagnation of pineapples in Wanning [southeastern Hainan Island], officials have launched the ‘Wanning city 2017 Pineapple Distribution Emergency Subsidy Plan’. It gives a transport subsidy of 120 RMB [~US$17.45] per ton to distribution companies that purchase pineapples at Wanning city…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Feb 2017 Key Point According to the

China Association for Science and Technology Debunks Rumors about Genetically Modified Crops

Scientists debunked Sunday many rumors about health that have spread in China this year, including that Americans do not eat GM foods and that carbonated water prevents cancer, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Tuesday. The top 10 science rumor list that was released by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) also rejected claims

Banana Prices in China Dip Amid Oversupply

Currently bananas on the Chinese market come mainly from Guangxi autonomous region, Hainan province and Yunnan province. However, their harvest seasons vary: Hainan bananas come to the market before October, followed by Guangxi bananas, and Yunnan’s in December…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Dec 2016 Key Point China’s low banana prices are attributed to increased output (larger

Fresh Fruit Companies on China’s Hainan Island Take Advantage of Crowdfunding Financing

Crowdfunding has helped boost the business of agricultural companies in the southern island province of Hainan, thanks to a financing firm’s cooperation with local authorities. CreditEase Corp, a leading Chinese peer-to-peer or P2P lending and wealth management company, has worked closely with the Hainan Equity Exchange Center, to provide crowdfunding services to local agricultural companies

Carrefour Opens Distribution Center in in Dongguan to Service Stores in Guangdong, Hainan, and Fujian

French retailer Carrefour SA launched a distribution center in Dongguan, Guangdong province, on Tuesday [31 May 2016], to facilitate its business expansion in South China. Thierry Garnier, president and chief executive officer of Carrefour China, said the company will bring new business formats, including the online-to-offline business and convenience stores, and set up more hypermarkets

Hainan Law Enforcement Officials Seize Largest Single Shipment of Smuggled Frozen Meat Products

Police on the southern island province of Hainan have intercepted their largest ever haul of smuggled frozen meat. The 660 tonnes of beef, ox tripe, chicken and chicken feet from Brazil, Argentina, Poland and Australia filled 18 shipping containers and is worth more than 21.5 million yuan (3.4 million U.S. dollars), the border police of

Hainan Island to Transition Away From Rice and Sugar Cane Production

A Chinese provincial government is to ‘restructure’ the island’s agricultural sector in order to foster opportunities for substantial future growth. The Hainan Government held a symposium on June 22-25 where it announced various plans focused on developing 12 new industries, including tropical produce and e-commerce…Full Article: Fresh Fruit Portal July 2015 Key Point According to