Azerbaijan Looks to China to Assist its Struggling Cotton Industry

China, the largest cotton producing country in the world, is keen to expand relations with Azerbaijan in the cotton breeding field. Chinese Xinjiang Yinlong International Agricultural Cooperation reviews opportunities for construction of a joint plant in Azerbaijan for production of seedless raw cotton and cotton seed, based on new technologies, local media reported. Currently, negotiations

China to Increase Investments in Xinjiang’s Cotton and Textile Industry

Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region aims to create 200,000 jobs in the textile sector for low-income residents over the next five years, the regional economic and information technology commission said. The region created 130,000 jobs in the textile industry over the past five years. Twenty-two enterprises have recently opened in Aksu Textile Park in

The Splice Must Grow: The Bright and Shady Sides of GM Agriculture in China

Overview China grows a wide variety of GM plants including GM cotton, GM poplar trees, GM sweet peppers, GM tomatoes, GM papaya, and GM petunia flowers China’s Ministry of Agriculture has not authorized the commercial growing and sale of GM rice, corn, and soybeans, but has issued “safety certificates” to two GM rice varieties and

China’s NDRC to Delegate Quota Review Process of Cotton Processing to Provincial Authorities

China has delegated review and approval of the quota for cotton processing capacity to the provincial level in a move to streamline administration, according to an announcement jointly released on Friday [9 October 2015] by the National Development and Reform Commission, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, and the State Administration for

Xinjiang Region Uses Polyethylene (PE) Film on ~75% of its Arable Land

Farmers in China’s arid western regions have long regarded plastic film as a boon for business, but the environmental problems resulting from its use are prompting scientists to look for alternatives, as Gao Bo reports from Urumqi. For the past three decades, farmers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have been masters at using polyethylene

Zimbabwe to Use Donated Chinese Rice to Help Feed its Inmate Population

Zimbabwe on Monday [16 March 2015] received 5,400 metric tonnes of rice worth more than 8 million US dollars from China to help alleviate food shortages in the country. Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira thanked China for the donation, saying it was a gesture that shows

China’s 2015 Cotton Imports Are Off to a Lackluster Start

Cotton imports slid 44.9 percent year-on-year to 161,200 metric tons in January, highlighting the challenges that domestic textile manufacturers face in a weak world market, said trade experts. He Jingtong, a professor of international trade at Nankai University in Tianjin, said that slack global market conditions have hit China’s labor-intensive industries, especially garment and textile