China Exports Fresh Fruit and Garlic to Russia via Refrigerated Container Train

China’s first refrigerated-container train left for Moscow from northeast China’s Dalian on Monday, marking the opening of a new transport link between the two countries. The new refrigerated-freight line is 8,600 km long, with trains taking about 10 days to reach Moscow. The train is carrying products worth US$150,000, including pears from Hebei, pomelos from

H7N9 Avian Influenza Death Reported in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province

One patient has died of H7N9 bird flu in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, local health authorities said on Tuesday [5 July 2016]. The death was reported on June 16 at Shenyang City of Liaoning Province, according to the provincial commission of health and family planning…Full Article: Xinhua July 2016 Key Point In March 2013, China

South Korea’s Largest Food Company to Purchase a Controlling Stake in a Hebei-based Food Additive Producer

CJ Cheiljedang Corp, South Korea’s largest food company, is buying a controlling stake in Shanghai-listed Meihua Holdings Group, a monosodium glutamate seller, for an undisclosed amount. Under the deal, CJ will transfer its biological fermentation assets in China to Meihua. In return, Meng Qingshan, the controlling shareholder of Meihua, and other shareholders will transfer part

OSI China’s Factory Remains Idle a Year After it was Found Supplying Expired Meat to Major Fast Food Companies and Convenience Stores

Almost a year after media reports exposed a scandal that affected major fast-food chains such as Yum! Brands Inc and McDonald’s, U.S.-based food processor OSI Group’s subsidiaries in China have not fully recovered. About an hour’s drive from Beijing, OSI China’s factory is located in Dachang Hui Autonomous County in Hebei Province. At the main

Beijing to Build 80 Eco-Friendly Vegetable Plots That Limit the Use of Harmful Pesticides

Beijing will build 80 demonstration vegetable bases in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei to ensure the supplies of safe and eco-friendly vegetables to Beijing residents. Beijing’s vegetables supplies mostly come from Hebei and Tianjin that have inferior technologies and facilities to Beijing. There will be technology promotion in these three places and plans to build 80

Belarusian Gomselmash and China’s Zongshen Corporation to Establish Two Farm Machinery Factories in Gansu and Hebei

The Belarusian manufacturer of agricultural machines Gomselmash will work together with the Chinese corporation Zongshen to set up two factories in China to make harvesters, BelTA learned from Sergei Gapeyev, Gomselmash’s Deputy Director for Regional Sales, Head of the Office for Sales in China. The factories will be located in Gansu Province and Hebei Province

Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Sign Agreement on Agricultural Cooperation

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Modern Agricultural Coordinated Development Symposium was held in Beijing on March 14. One of the key events at the symposium was the signing of the “Agricultural Cooperative Development Framework Agreement” by the three regions. The agreement consists of three parts. First, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei agreed to shift their focus toward the agricultural

Sea Cucumber Farmers in Hebei Province Suing ConocoPhillips China and CNOOC Over 2011 Oil spill

A trial involving 21 aquaculture farmers demanding compensation from ConocoPhillips China and the China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) over an oil spill in 2011 began Tuesday [9 December 2014]. The sea cucumber farmers from Leting County of Hebei province demanded a compensation of 148 million yuan ($23.9 million) to cover their economic losses and