Protein Feed Samples from a Tianjin-based Company Test Positive for ASFV; Guangdong Reports its Third Case

China on Tuesday [25 December 2018] confirmed a new case of African swine fever in Huizhou city, Guangdong Province, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. On a farm of 90 pigs in Huizhou’s Boluo county, 11 were confirmed infected with the viral disease and 11 were dead, the ministry said, citing a

Shenzhen is Largest Fresh Fruit Importer in Mainland China

Shenzhen, a southeast China metropolis that borders Hong Kong, imported the largest amount of fruit nationwide in 2017 with a share of over 40 percent. The Shenzhen port imported 1.08 million tonnes of fruit last year, an annual increase of 5.68 percent, Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Thursday…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018 Key

Chinese Agricultural Scientists Attempt to Introduce Palm Oil Trees in the Mainland

Chinese agricultural scientists have created a trial plantation of oil-producing palm trees in the country’s southernmost island province of Hainan. The Hainan-based Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences said on Friday [17 November 2017] it has taken two years to grow the exotic tropical plant. So far, it is thriving on a 5-hectare trial plantation

Zhanjiang’s Prawn Industry Under Pressure from Environmental Issues and High Labor Costs

Known as the “city of prawns”, Zhanjiang is determined to live up to its name. Major aquaculture companies are developing new seafood farms to cater for rising demand in China and across the Belt and Road economies…Full Article: China Daily Nov 2017 Key Points China produces approximately 1.4 million of prawns per year and annually

Usage of Agricultural Drones in China Not a Simple Matter

Chinese farmers faced with labor shortages are turning to crop-dusting drones. But this newfound love for the cost-saving devices may not be good news for farmers and consumers as a lack of regulations and industry standards may lead to the abuse of pesticides and fertilizers, experts warned…Full Article: Caixin Oct 2017 Key Points From 2014

Sweden’s Tetra Pak Faces Tough Competition in China

Competition in China’s bacteria-free paper-packing market has become more intense, with the consumption upgrade driving a rapid change in the market and the rise of domestic players. Sweden-based paper packing giant TetraPak used to hold about 90 percent of the bacteria-free paper packing market in China, and now its market share is decreasing to about