Shenzhen’s DJI Technology and USA’s Dow AgroSciences Sign MoU

Shenzhen-based drone maker DJI Innovation Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with Dow AgroSciences on Tuesday [27 June 2017] to work on the research and application of crop protection drones and technology…Full Article: China Daily June 2017 Key Point As a result of the MoU, both companies will conduct joint pesticide application experiments on rice

200 Grain-Producing Counties to Take Part in Pilot Agricultural Disaster Insurance Program

A total of 200 major grain-producing Chinese counties will pilot agricultural disaster insurance this year and next year to improve their ability to counter natural disasters, according to the Ministry of Finance…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2017 Key Point According to the Ministry of Finance, the pilot agricultural disaster insurance program will primarily cover rice, wheat,

Heilongjiang Province Maintains Course to Institute GM Crop Ban in May 2017

Despite a backlash from scholars, the people of Heilongjiang, the northeastern province that grows more than 10 percent of China’s grain, appear to be standing united on its ban of genetically modified crops. Starting in May [2017], farmers will be prohibited from planting GM crops, according to a provincial regulation released in December. Observers have

Construction Begins on Heilongjiang/Amur River Bridge Linking Russia and China

A highway bridge connecting China and Russia over the Heilongjiang River will start construction Saturday [24 December 2016], about 28 years after it was first proposed, local authorities announced Thursday. The 19.9-kilometer highway bridge, the first connecting the two countries, stretches from Heihe, a border town in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, to the Russian city

Heilongjiang Province Doubles Down Against GM Crops

Farmers in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, China’s top grain producer, will be prohibited from growing Genetically Modified (GM) crops, according to a provincial regulation passed on Friday. The regulation will become effective on May 1, 2017…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016 Key Point In October 2016, a survey in Heilongjiang Province reportedly showed that 91.5% of

Heilongjiang Binxi Cattle Industry, a Supplier of McDonald’s China, Offers to Buy New Zealander Lamb Producer

Chinese-backed NZ Binxi (Oamaru) Foods has made a $25.3 million 100% takeover offer for Invercargill-based Blue Sky Meats after the meat processor had sought expressions of interest from buyers…Full Article: NZ Herald Nov 2016 Key Points In December 2015, NZ Binxi (Oamaru) Foods, a subsidiary of Heilongjiang Binxi Cattle Industry, completed its takeover of Lean

Two New Russian Transportation Corridors to Link Up with the Provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin

“Russian fish caught in the morning would be served at the lunch table of Chinese, and it is not a dream,” said Maxim Kareyev, a veteran fisherman in Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East. More and more seafoods, particularly shrimps and lobsters, have been sold to Northeast China, Beijing and other Chinese areas over the past few