New Zealand’s Zespri Claims its Psa-Resistant Kiwifruit Was Illegally Planted in China

Zespri International has called in police to investigate the transfer of Gold3 and Gold9 kiwifruit varieties into China that may have been done illegally. Last year the Mount Maunganui-based international fruit marketer started investigating reports that a kiwifruit license had been sold to a third party, breaching the terms limiting transfers within a country, and

New Zealand Joins China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

New Zealand on Monday [27 March 2017] inked a cooperation agreement on the Belt and Road Initiative with China, becoming the first among Western developed countries. Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his New Zealand counterpart, Bill English, witnessed the signing of the memorandum of understanding, which adds to the long list of ground-breaking achievements

Royal FrieslandCampina (Netherlands) and Fonterra (New Zealand) Promoting the Use of Dairy Ingredients in China

In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place. Beside shelves stacked with butter mounds the size of bread loaves and 11 pound (5 kilogram) cheese wheels, chefs are experimenting with exotic ingredients that their New Zealand supplier, Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd, wants to become

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