A Chinese company has acquired hundreds of hectares of cereal-producing farmland in central France. This unprecedented situation has provoked astonishment and anger in the farming community…Full Article: EurActiv Apr 2016

Key Point

  • China Hongyang Group reportedly purchased three farms (totaling ~1,700 hectares) in Indre Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In April 2016, China opened a new freight train route to France that connected Wuhan (central China) and Lyons (east-central France). The new train route, part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is expected to transport agricultural goods and wine (among others).

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