The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) Has Established More Than 4,200 National Agricultural Demo Plots

By the end of 2014, China had established 4,272 national level demonstration zones over eight stages, edging it closer to its goal of agricultural standardization, said Tian Shihong, head of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), on Tuesday [4 March 2015]. Demonstration zones are large-scale farming areas set up by the SAC as model estates

For the 12th Year in a Row, China’s “No. 1 Central Document” Focuses on Agriculture and Rural Issues

China will step up reforms and innovation to speed up agricultural modernization in 2015, according to a key policy document released by the Party and government on Sunday [31 January 2015]. As the Chinese economy, under the “new normal,” shifts from high-speed to medium-to-high-speed growth, it has become a key issue to continue consolidating the

China Bans the Serving of Exotic Meat at Public Receptions

The Chinese government has banned serving the meat of protected wild animals and shark fin in public receptions, indirectly admitting that its earlier orders against extravagant public banquets and high spending by officials have been widely flouted. The new rules prohibit officials from organizing receptions at venues offering “entertainment and physical fitness services”…The Times of

Government Elite Switch to Private Clubs after Calls to Curb Consumption at High-End Restaurants

While government spending in high-end restaurants has declined since government calls for more efforts to curb corruption and unnecessary consumption, government and military officials have turned to expensive private clubs instead.  According to a China Central Television (CCTV) news report Saturday, officials are increasingly frequenting private clubs in the capital…Full-text article: The Global Times Apr