Australia and Hong Kong Launch FTA Negotiations

Australia and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Tuesday [16 May 2017] announced the official launch of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiation. The announcement was jointly made here by Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR Gregory So Kam-Leung and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism

Hong Kong Researchers Confirm H7N9 Mutation Enhances Viral Acquisition and Replication in Humans

A mutation in H7N9 avian flu virus that can enhance the ability of the virus to infect humans was identified by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, which made the finding public on Wednesday…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Mar 2017 Key Point The H7N9 nucleotide substitution (NS-G540A) mutation enhances viral acquisition and replication in mammalian

Food Safety Scandal Embroils Brazil’s Meatpacking Industry as China Suspends Imports and Hong Kong Issues a Recall

China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday [20 March 2017] after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world’s biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2017 Brazil’s

Cambodian-Hong Kong Joint Venture Signs MoU with Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture to Develop Fish Farm

A Chinese firm has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to develop an industrial-sized fish farm, the country’s first facility on such a large scale. Jianyutang (Cambodia) Fish­­­ery will be responsible for building fish stocks to manage sustainable fisheries, developing aquaculture technology, generate investment, and promoting more