Hong Kong’s CK Hutchinson Holdings Acquires Melon Farms in Australia

A Chinese investment firm has completed one of the largest horticultural purchases in the history of Australia’s Northern Territory (NT). Hong Kong-based CK Hutchinson Holdings on Friday [23 November 2018 completed the purchase of two NT watermelon farms for 27.5 million Australian dollars (19.9 million U.S. dollars)…Full Article: Xinhua Nov 2018 Key Point The two

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

Ningxia to Construct Grape Quality Inspection Laboratory

The Ningxia department for inspection and quarantine recently divulged that the national department for product quality inspection has approved the construction of a key laboratory for the inspection of grapes and wines in Ningxia. This is the country’s first key laboratory concerned with grapes and related products, which includes grape sprouts, and grapes for consumption…Full

New Zealand’s 2010 Kiwifruit Psa Disease Outbreak Originated from Shaanxi Shipment

Plaintiffs in the Kiwifruit Claim court case believe they have proven that MPI was negligent and breached its duty of care by allowing kiwifruit pollen contaminated with Psa-V to be imported into New Zealand and released into the kiwifruit industry…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Oct 2017 Key Point During the court proceedings, it was argued that

Xinjiang’s Ruoqiang County Cultivates Jujube (Chinese Dates) on More than 15,300 Hectares

Farmers sort newly-collected red dates in Ruoqiang County, Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bayingolin, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Oct. 23, 2017. More than 15,300 hectares of red dates had a great harvest in Ruoqiang…Full Article: The Global Times Oct 2017 Key Point Ruoqiang County is located in eastern Xinjiang Region and borders