China Ocean Shipping (COSCO) Finalizes Takeover of Box Terminal at Belgium’s Port of Zeebrugge

Chinese shipping conglomerate China Ocean Shipping Co (COSCO) has finalized an agreement to take control of the box terminal of the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), said on Tuesday [23 January 2018]…Full Article: Jan 2018 Key Point Port of Zeebrugge is the second largest port in

Hong Kong to Focus Poultry Egg Testing on Five EU Countries

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said Thursday [28 September 2017] that it has decided to narrow the scope of testing for imported eggs from European Union (EU) countries…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) stated it would reduce the scope of

Chinese Inspectors Audit Western European Beef Producers in a Bid to Open Up Trade

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Ireland is one of six European countries where Chinese veterinary inspectors are performing an audit this week, and he is hopeful that beef trade with China will resume before the end of the year. “I would be hopeful that our discussions today and the visits by the audit teams

Tianjin’s Binhai International Flower Science Park is Northern China’s Largest High-Grade Flower Planting Base

Located in Dongli district of Tianjin, the Binhai International Flower Science Park is the largest planting base of high-grade flowers in North China. With an area of 3,400 mu (227 square meters), the park boasts an annual output of 10 million flowers of more than 100 varieties, such as medinilla magnifica, anthuria and bromeliads, which

Belgium’s InBev Strengthens its Position as the 3rd Largest Brewery in China after Acquisition of Jilin-based Brewery

The Belgian beer group Anheuser-Busch InBev, world’s biggest brewer, has “wholly” acquired Chinese brewer Siping Ginsber, the spokesperson of AB InBev Karen Couck confirmed to Xinhua on Thursday 24 April 2014]. According to her, AB InBev has recently acquired in Jilin Province (northeast of China) Siping Ginsber Draft Beer Co., which owns the Ginsber brand…Full