Hainan’s Ocean Flower Island Project Criticized Over Environmental Impact

Excessive real estate development and severe land reclamation in South China’s Hainan Province have eroded local coastlines and damaged the marine ecology, reported the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Saturday [23 December 2017]. The MEP criticized some cities on the tropical island for ignoring environmental protection while relying heavily on real estate for economic

New Pepper Species Discovered on Hainan Island

A new pepper species has been discovered in south China’s Hainan Province, according to the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences. The new species, Piper jianfenglingense, is found in evergreen broadleaf forests at elevations between 500 and 800 meters at the Jianfengling National Nature Reserve in the province’s Ledong Li Autonomous County, according to the

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

Hainan Island’s Top Rubber Producer Acquires Stakes in Foreign Companies

Hainan State Farms Investment Holding Group Co Ltd, owner of China’s largest natural rubber plantation base, is accelerating its pace of globalization through international acquisitions, according to Li Dongming, a senior official with the company. “We will focus our efforts in seeking partners in especially the Southeast Asian countries,” he said while was responding to

China’s Pineapple Sector Continues to Suffer Losses

In response to the sales stagnation of pineapples in Wanning [southeastern Hainan Island], officials have launched the ‘Wanning city 2017 Pineapple Distribution Emergency Subsidy Plan’. It gives a transport subsidy of 120 RMB [~US$17.45] per ton to distribution companies that purchase pineapples at Wanning city…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Feb 2017 Key Point According to the

China Association for Science and Technology Debunks Rumors about Genetically Modified Crops

Scientists debunked Sunday many rumors about health that have spread in China this year, including that Americans do not eat GM foods and that carbonated water prevents cancer, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Tuesday. The top 10 science rumor list that was released by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) also rejected claims

Banana Prices in China Dip Amid Oversupply

Currently bananas on the Chinese market come mainly from Guangxi autonomous region, Hainan province and Yunnan province. However, their harvest seasons vary: Hainan bananas come to the market before October, followed by Guangxi bananas, and Yunnan’s in December…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Dec 2016 Key Point China’s low banana prices are attributed to increased output (larger

Fresh Fruit Companies on China’s Hainan Island Take Advantage of Crowdfunding Financing

Crowdfunding has helped boost the business of agricultural companies in the southern island province of Hainan, thanks to a financing firm’s cooperation with local authorities. CreditEase Corp, a leading Chinese peer-to-peer or P2P lending and wealth management company, has worked closely with the Hainan Equity Exchange Center, to provide crowdfunding services to local agricultural companies