Beijing, Shaanxi, and Heilongjiang Report Cases of Africa Swine Fever

China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in three provincial-level regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Monday. On a farm in Beijing with 9,835 pigs, 85 pigs were confirmed infected with the viral disease and 17 confirmed dead, the ministry said, citing a China Animal Disease Control Center report. Outbreaks

New Outbreaks of ASFV Reported in Anhui, Heilongjiang, and Jiangsu

China identified three new outbreaks of African swine fever in the eastern province of Anhui and northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Thursday [6 September 2018]…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2018 A campaign to contain African swine fever outbreaks in China has caused hog prices to surge rapidly in a

Syngenta and DJI Technology to Launch Agricultural Drone Trial Programs in China

The world’s largest consumer drone-maker, DJI Technology Co. Ltd., has teamed up with Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG to secure a foothold in China’s booming agricultural drone market. The deal aims to improve the technology of DJI’s drones by taking advantage of Syngenta’s expertise in spraying pesticides on crops, the companies announced Wednesday…Full Article: Caixin

Heilongjiang Province’s Fuyuan Port Building Up its Grain Transportation Capacity

A grain transportation port connecting Russia and China is under construction in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, local authorities said. Construction of the port began in early April. The first stage, with 150,000 tonnes of annual throughput, will be completed by September this year…Full Article: Xinhua Apr 2018 Key Point Once completed in September 2018, Heilongjiang

Chinese Law Enforcement Seize Tobacco from Counterfeit Cigarette Network

Police have busted a fake cigarette manufacturing and sales network in north China’s Hebei Province and detained 93 suspects, local authorities said Thursday [4 January 2018]. About 17.6 tonnes of tobacco, three machines, and more than 76,000 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes worth 780 million yuan (around 120 million U.S. dollars) were confiscated, according to police

China’s Seeks to Reforest its State-Owned Forest Farms

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang Monday stressed the importance of forest protection in state-owned forest farms, as the country steers to a green development path. “Forest resource supervision should be improved, and forest farms should transform their development pattern,” Wang said at a meeting in Beijing…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017 China’s largest forest zone earned

Heihe Exports of Fresh Produce to Russia’s Blagoveshchensk On the Rise

Heihe Port on the China-Russia border registered strong growth in fruit and vegetable exports to Russia in the first three quarters of this year, data from the port showed Monday [16 October 2017]. As of September, a total of 57,500 tonnes of fruits and vegetables were exported from China to Russia via the port, up