Chinese Law Enforcement Seize Tobacco from Counterfeit Cigarette Network

Police have busted a fake cigarette manufacturing and sales network in north China’s Hebei Province and detained 93 suspects, local authorities said Thursday [4 January 2018]. About 17.6 tonnes of tobacco, three machines, and more than 76,000 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes worth 780 million yuan (around 120 million U.S. dollars) were confiscated, according to police

Sinochem Group’s Modern Agricultural Platform (MAP) Service Launched in Anhui Province

The Sinochem Group has launched an intelligent agricultural platform in east China’s Anhui Province, which the major producer of chemicals and fertilizer hopes will help make farming work easier. An online-offline combination, it can provide a wide range of services ranging from seed selection to soil detection and machinery training…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017 Key

China Promotes Deqing Pearl Farming as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

China will bid to inscribe its centuries-old freshwater pearl farming as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System, a world heritage equivalent. Work for filing the application to the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization is being prepared by the county government of Deqing, where in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), local man Ye Jinyang developed