Hubei Province Imports Sunkist Oranges Directly from the USA

The first 1,080 boxes of Sunkist oranges from the United States arrived in central China’s Hubei Province Tuesday [6 February 2018], marking Hubei’s first direct import of American fruit. Fruit imported from abroad normally arrives in China’s coastal areas including Shanghai, Xiamen and Guangzhou and is transported to inland areas later…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018

Direct Air Routes from Shenzhen and Qingdao to Los Angeles Launched

A Boeing 787-9 aircraft from China’s southern city Shenzhen landed at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday evening [7 December 2017], marking the official opening of a direct air route between the two cities…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2017 Xiamen Airlines, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, launched a direct service from Qingdao in East China’s

China’s Kweichow Moutai Liquor Signs MoU with the Government of San Francisco

China’s top alcohol brand Kweichow Moutai signed Saturday [14 October 2017] a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a visiting San Francisco government delegation in a bid to promote bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, culture and tourism. Under the MoU, Moutai will open an office in San Francisco to increase its sales in the city and

Californian Avocado Company Completes Ripening Center in Shanghai

Oxnard, California-based Mission Produce, today announced that it has completed construction on its first Ripe Center in China. The Center, operated by a joint venture between Mission Produce, Lantao International and Pagoda Stores, will operate under the Mr. Avocado brand for the distribution of ripe avocados in China…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2017 Key Point

Californian Strawberries May Be Headed to the Mainland

Californian exporters are now one step closer to shipping their strawberries to the Chinese market after a recent draft protocol signing in Beijing, according to a release from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine’s (AQSIQ). The protocol was signed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Deputy Administrator for Plant Protection

Alibaba, China’s Top E-commerce Site, to Sell Californian Wines

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is betting that a country known for sipping black tea will develop a taste for Napa Valley red. The e-commerce company will offer Robert Mondavi cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and other varieties to its 367 million Chinese customers through its business-to-consumer platform Tmall, in a partnership announced on Tuesday

China Suspends All Citrus from Tulare Country After Brown Rot Detections

China has suspended all citrus imports from California’s Tulare County with effect from 17 February, citing interceptions of Phytophthora syringae, commonly known as brown rot, according to California Citrus Mutual. China’s Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said that it would not allow citrus shipments from Tulare County that leave ports on or