Syngenta and DJI Technology to Launch Agricultural Drone Trial Programs in China

The world’s largest consumer drone-maker, DJI Technology Co. Ltd., has teamed up with Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG to secure a foothold in China’s booming agricultural drone market. The deal aims to improve the technology of DJI’s drones by taking advantage of Syngenta’s expertise in spraying pesticides on crops, the companies announced Wednesday…Full Article: Caixin

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

Hangzhou’s Nongfu Spring to Use Finnish Birch Sap for its New Skin Care Product Line

China’s bottled water conglomerate, Nongfu Spring, is tapping into the skin care market, the Hangzhou-based company announced on Sunday [26 November 2017] night. But instead of using aqua, which tops many skin care product ingredients, the company said “there isn’t a single drop of water” in three of its newly launched products, which are facial

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

Danish Food Products to Be Sold on China’s Kaola.com E-commerce Platform

China-based cross-border e-commerce platform kaola.com signed an agreement on Wednesday [13 September 2017] with Denmark’s supermarket chain Irma to bring Danish brands to the Chinese market through the platform. According to the agreement, Irma, a subsidiary of Coop Denmark A/S, will first sell its own coffee, chocolate, marmalade, personal care products and children’s clothing through

Huzhou-based Waste Treatment Company Under Scrutiny after Illegally Dumping Diseased Pig Carcasses

Five people have been detained on suspicion of dumping 300 tonnes of diseased pigs in a mountainous area of Huzhou city [near Shanghai], eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. The city government issued a circular Monday [11 September 2017] accusing the Huzhou Industrial and Medical Waste Treatment Company of sending pigs that died of disease to a

Hangzhou Wine Association and The Australian Business Chamber Sign a Cooperation Agreement

The Australian Business Chamber signed an agreement with the Hangzhou Wine Association on Friday on trade and investment. Four Australian exporters in different industries also signed Memoranda of Understanding with Chinese partners on Friday [8 September 2017]. Among them, eco-friendly botanical cleaning producer Koala Eco [based in Sydney, New South Wales] will soon be launched