China’s liquor giant, Maotai Group, has donated nearly 500,000 U.S. dollars on Friday [24 November 2017], for the expansion of a primary school in the Ka-Tembe district of Maputo city in Mozambique. The launching of the first stone of the construction project in the Lewi Pethrus Primary School was chaired by the mayor of Maputo City, David Simango, the general manager of the Maotai Group, Li Baofang and the Chinese ambassador to Mozambique, Su Jian…Full Article: Xinhua Nov 2017

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  • The Guizhou Chamber of Commerce in Mozambique will manage the construction of school and playground in Catembe District, southern Mozambique.

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  • In November 2017, Kweichow Moutai (SHA:600519) stated during a promotion event in Cape Town, South Africa, that they would use the city as a bridgehead to enter the African market.
  • In September 2017, a Mozambique delegation traveled to Harbin and visited Beidahuang Group’s Beidahuang Musuem, Xiangfang Experimental Farm, Jiusan Group (see Jiusan Oils and Grains Industries, subsidiary of Beidahuang Group), and the Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
  • In December 2016, China donated 10,000 MTs of rice to the southern region (i.e. Gaza Province) of Mozambique. China noted it would also finance the drilling of 200 boreholes in Mozambique for extracting water.
  • In April 2015, the Chinese-funded Chokué Agri-Industrial Complex (CAIC) opened in Mozambique. CAIC would reportedly be able to process 60,000 MTs of rice annually in addition to being able to process tomatoes and cashews. CAIC would also have a 15,000 MTs cold storage capacity for fresh produce. Lastly, the CAIC will be supplied in part by Wambao Agriculture, a Chinese-backed company located some 130 km (~80 miles away) in Xai-Xai district.
  • In 2013, construction began on the Chinese-funded Chokué Agri-Industrial Complex (CAIC) in Mozambique.
  • In 2012, Wanbao Agriculture harvested its first rice crop in Xai-Xai, but the majority of the crop was destroyed by flooding.
  • In 2011, China Wanbao Oil and Grain Co Ltd. (via its subsidiary Wanbao Africa Agriculture Development aka Wambao) was brought in to manage the rice development project in Xai-Xai, Mozambique.
  • In 2005, the Mozambican government solicited China to develop 12,000 ha of abandoned rice paddy land in Xai-Xai, Gaza province, southern Mozambique.
  • Established in 1999 in Guizhou Province (southwestern China), Kweichow Moutai (SHA:600519) is a state-owned enterprise in China, specializing in the production and sales of Maotai liquor.

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