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

State-Owned Henan Farm Invests in Tajik and Ukrainian Farmland

Duan Lin manages vast swathes of farmland in central China’s Henan Province. Next week, the agricultural specialist will fly to Tajikistan to inspect 1,600 hectares of farmland he runs there. Duan comes from a family of agricultural businessmen. His grandfather, Duan Shouming, was among the first generation of farmers who came in 1956 to develop

Henan Guiyou Industrial Group to Help Construct Poultry Farm in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has high hopes of an agro-industrial cooperation zone built by a Chinese enterprise, Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan, Arzybek Kozhoshev, has said. “We are impressed by the fact that the project aims to produce organically pure products. And I am happy that the complex will be one of the largest ones in Central Asia,”

Expired Fonterra Milk Powder Repackaged and Resold by Individuals in Shanghai

Fonterra is conducting an internal review but denies any wrongdoing after Chinese police arrested 19 people in Shanghai for selling around 300 tonnes of the company’s expired milk powder…Full Article: NZ Herald Oct 2016 Key Point Approximately 200 MTs of the expired Fonterra milk powder was repackaged and resold (via wholesale markets and e-commerce sites)

Uruguay’s Minister of Agriculture to Visit Henan Province

China has scored remarkable progress in agricultural development and offers valuable experience for Uruguay to learn from, said Tabare Aguerre, the South American country’s minister of livestock, agriculture and fishing…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2016 Key Point In October 2016, Uruguay’s Minister of Agriculture are expected to visit Henan Province, China. ChinaAg Comment In October 2016,

China to Establish New Free Trade Zones in the Inland Provinces of Liaoning, Zhejiang, Shaanxi, and Henan

China is showing its resolve to pursue further opening-up and trade liberalization by giving the green light to seven more Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in inland provinces ahead of the 11th G20 Summit. Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng was quoted in an exclusive interview with the Xinhua News Agency as saying on Wednesday [31 August