A Total of 68 Mainland Chinese Restaurants Included in France’s 2017 La Liste Rankings

A total of 68 restaurants from Chinese mainland were listed in the 2017 La Liste, which names the world’s 1,000 finest establishments. The Guide to La Liste Chinese Top Restaurants, published by Qingdao Publishing House, was launched on December 17 at a celebration dinner at Huai Yang Fu restaurant in Andingmen, Beijing…Full Article: The Global

JD.com to Sell Château Lafite Rothschild Wines

The Chateau Lafite Rothschild of France recently announced it would establish a partnership with China’s e-commerce company JD.com to sell its wines. Under the arrangement, JD Mall will become the exclusive online distributor of Legend Medoc wines of the Chateau Lafite Rothschild…Full Article: China Daily Oct 2016 Key Points According to the President of the

France’s Famed Winery, Château Lafite Rothschild, Wins Court Case in Shandong Province Over the Illegal Use of its Trademark

An order for a Chinese wine company to pay damages to Chateau Lafite Rothschild for illegal use of its trademark led a compilation of case results detailed on Friday [22 April 2016] by a court in east China to show its success in prosecuting intellectual property infringements. The court in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province,

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

Chinese Petrol Equipment Supplier Purchases Farmland in Central France

A Chinese company has acquired hundreds of hectares of cereal-producing farmland in central France. This unprecedented situation has provoked astonishment and anger in the farming community…Full Article: EurActiv Apr 2016 Key Point China Hongyang Group reportedly purchased three farms (totaling ~1,700 hectares) in Indre Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France. ChinaAg Comment In April 2016,

Wuhan, Hubei Province, Launches Freight Train Service to Lyon, France via Xinjiang Region

A direct freight train linking Wuhan in central China and Lyons in France began operation on Wednesday [6 April 2016]. The train, loaded with mechanical, electronic and chemical products, will exit China through Alataw Pass in Xinjiang, the westernmost Chinese region, and pass through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany before reaching its destination. It

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Lot Department, Southern France, Over Bird Flu Outbreak

Hong Kong authorities announced Wednesday [6 January 2016] that they have banned the import of poultry meat and products from France’s Lot Department because of outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. The Center for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said that in view of a notification from the

France’s Danone On the Brink of Selling its Dumex China Unit to Mengniu’s Yashili International Holdings

Danone SA, the French dairy giant, has offloaded its struggling Dumex China unit to a subsidiary of China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd for 150 million euros ($159 million). The Paris-based company said the sale to Yashili International Holdings Ltd, which is yet to be approved by the relevant authorities and Yashili shareholders, would create “a