Hangzhou’s Nongfu Spring to Use Finnish Birch Sap for its New Skin Care Product Line

China’s bottled water conglomerate, Nongfu Spring, is tapping into the skin care market, the Hangzhou-based company announced on Sunday [26 November 2017] night. But instead of using aqua, which tops many skin care product ingredients, the company said “there isn’t a single drop of water” in three of its newly launched products, which are facial

Hangzhou Wine Association and The Australian Business Chamber Sign a Cooperation Agreement

The Australian Business Chamber signed an agreement with the Hangzhou Wine Association on Friday on trade and investment. Four Australian exporters in different industries also signed Memoranda of Understanding with Chinese partners on Friday [8 September 2017]. Among them, eco-friendly botanical cleaning producer Koala Eco [based in Sydney, New South Wales] will soon be launched

Beingmate Authorized Infant Formula Dealer Found Selling Counterfeit Beingmate, Abbott Lab, and Vitacare Products

A company-authorized dealer of baby formula has been linked to a ring making selling knockoff baby milk powder, a case that one analyst says highlights problems with government supervision of the industry. Police in Shanghai detained the dealer and eight other people from December 9, 2015, to January 7 this year on suspicion they produced

China’s National Rice Research Institute to Establish a Hybrid Rice JV with an Indonesian Company

China’s National Rice Research Institute is looking to tap into seed markets in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America as it promotes its hybrid rice varieties over the next five years. Cheng Shihua, director general of the institute, said it will promote its hybrid rice seeds in emerging markets. “We have conducted a number of

New Zealand’s Fonterra and China’s Beingmate to Establish a Dairy JV in Australia

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra on Thursday [29 October 2015] welcomed moves to establish a joint venture with a major Chinese infant food maker in Australia. Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. confirmed the board of Beingmate Baby and Child Food Company Ltd. had formally approved a joint venture to purchase Fonterra’s Darnum plant in the Australian

Fonterra Purchases 18.8% of Chinese Infant Food Producer Beingmate for ~US$556 Million

Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, completed its purchase of 18.8 percent of equity shares from Chinese infant food maker Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co Ltd on Friday [20 March 2015]. The New Zealand dairy giant said it is going to work on increasing its stake to 20 percent. The purchase at

Auckland-based Fonterra Receives Approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce to Purchase 20% Stake in Hangzhou-based Beingmate

China’s Ministry of Commerce has approved global dairy cooperative Fonterra‘s bid to buy a 20 percent stake in Beingmate, the Chinese dairy giant said Friday [9 January 2015]. The Shenzhen-listed company said in a statement that it received word that the strategic investment by Fonterra had been given the green light on Thursday. The approval