COFCO Nutrition and Health Research Institute Signs Cooperation Agreement with New Zealand Government Research Institute

A planned joint China-New Zealand food research center will bring scientific and economic benefits to both countries, the head of a New Zealand government research institute said Friday [17 February 2017]. The center would see New Zealand’s AgResearch collaborating with China’s largest State-owned food company and the largest university food science and nutrition research department…Full

China’s Foreign Minister Endorses Upgrade of NZ-China Free Trade Agreement

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged on Thursday [9 February 2017] that China and New Zealand should start talks on upgrading their free trade agreement (FTA). The minister made the comment during his meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in Beijing…Full Article: The Global Times Feb 2017 Key Point Chinese Foreign Minister expressed

Alibaba Group Opens Australian and New Zealand Headquarters in Melbourne

Alibaba Group Holding Limited on Saturday [4 February 2017] opened its Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) headquarters in Australia’s Melbourne. “With a local office and expert team, Alibaba Group will help Australian and New Zealand businesses share their world-famous products with billions of customers around the world,” Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman

Bright Food Group’s Shanghai Maling Completes 50% Acquisition of New Zealand’s Silver Fern Farms

China’s biggest meat processor completed a deal Tuesday [6 December 2016] to buy a half stake of New Zealand’s biggest meat cooperative. The deal sees Shanghai Maling take a 50-percent interest in Silver Fern Farms (SFF) at a price of NZ$267 million ($190.58 million)…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2016 Key Point New Zealand’s Silver Fern

China and New Zealand Reach Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Certified Organic Foods

China and New Zealand inked an agreement on Monday [14 November 2016] to mutually recognize organic food with official certification labels to facilitate organic food development and trade. China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration and New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries agreed to mutually recognize each other’s certifications for organic food imports…Full Article: China Daily Nov

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

New Zealand’s Government Approves 50% Purchase of Silver Fern Farms by Bright Food Group’s Shanghai Maling

Authorities in New Zealand on Tuesday [20 September 2016] gave the final go-ahead to the country’s biggest meat cooperative to sell a half stake to China’s biggest meat processor. Minister for Land Information Louise Upston and Associate Minister for Finance Paula Bennett gave the approval of Shanghai Maling’s application to purchase a 50-percent interest in

Shanghai’s FruitDay.com Becomes New Zealand’s Zespri Largest Direct Retailer in China

Peter McBride, chairman of Zespri, visited the headquarters of Fruitday in Shanghai yesterday. Fruitday is a prominent Chinese retailer which is especially good with online sales of fresh fruit. The two companies have settled the collaboration, in which Fruitday will become a direct retail customer of Zespri in China…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Sept 2016 Key