Dalian Seafood Company Under Scrutiny after Suffering Surprise Financial Losses

A Chinese seafood company has found itself in deep waters after blaming ‘missing’ scallops for a looming loss of up to 720 million yuan (US$114 million), drawing a sharp rap on the knuckles from state media and raising suspicions on social media…Full Article: South China Morning Post Feb 2018 Shenzhen-listed Zhangzidao Group Co, an aquatic

Shenzhen is Largest Fresh Fruit Importer in Mainland China

Shenzhen, a southeast China metropolis that borders Hong Kong, imported the largest amount of fruit nationwide in 2017 with a share of over 40 percent. The Shenzhen port imported 1.08 million tonnes of fruit last year, an annual increase of 5.68 percent, Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Thursday…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018 Key

Usage of Agricultural Drones in China Not a Simple Matter

Chinese farmers faced with labor shortages are turning to crop-dusting drones. But this newfound love for the cost-saving devices may not be good news for farmers and consumers as a lack of regulations and industry standards may lead to the abuse of pesticides and fertilizers, experts warned…Full Article: Caixin Oct 2017 Key Points From 2014

Law Enforcement Officials in Shenzhen Seize 630 MTs of Smuggled Meat Products from Shipping Vessel

A total of 630 tonnes of frozen chicken feet, chicken wings, pig feet and pork were seized by border police in Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong Province, said local authorities on Tuesday [11 April 2017]…Full Article: Xinhua Apr 2017 Key Point The smuggled frozen meat was being stored in 24 refrigerators and was valued at

Sam’s Club China Targets Wealthier Customers with its Products

In the United States, Walmart Stores’ members-only Sam’s Club warehouse chain offers a wide range of products from bulk groceries to patio furniture at discounted prices in cavernous, no-frills stores, where goods are stacked on metal shelves. Walmart is doing the same thing in China but with some pricey twists, including $3,200 rice cookers and

Guangdong Police Seize 1,000 MTs of Smuggled of Meat Products

Guangdong police seized about 1,000 tons of substandard frozen meat products worth more than 80 million yuan ($12.3 million) if taken to market, in a special operation late last week. According to a statement from the Guangdong marine police department, officers detained 16 suspects during the operation, which took place in waters off the Shenzhen special

Coca-Cola Products in China Found with High Levels of Benzoic Acid, a Food Preservative

Excessive amounts of Benzoic acid caused nine soft drinks manufactured by the Coco-Cola Company to fail quality inspections and be withdrawn from sale, according to recent report published by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine…Full Article: ECNS.cn July 2016 Key Points The tainted Coca-Cola soft drinks included Sunkist brands of strawberry, orange,