Chinese Scientists Develop CSF Resistant Pigs by Using CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Technology

Chinese scientists recently reported that they have developed genetically modified pigs that are immune from the classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Classical swine fever, caused by CSFV, is highly contagious, and the infected pigs often die within a few weeks. CSFV can be transmitted from one pig to another and also from mother to offspring.

ASFV Detected in China’s Wild Boar Population for the First Time; Sichuan Reports First Case of ASFV

China’s pork industry is struggling to contain the spread of African swine fever, which has now reached the southwest of the country – one of its major pig-producing areas. Ten of 16 pigs infected with the virus have died at a farm in Yibin, Sichuan province, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Friday. In central

African Swine Fever Reported in Jilin Province and Hinggan League, Inner Mongolia Region

China has confirmed two new outbreaks of African swine fever in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and northeastern Jilin Province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Friday [21 September 2018]…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2018 Key Point On 17 September 2018, ASFV was reported in Hinggan League (23 infected, 22 deaths), Inner Mongolia

Sinochem Group’s Modern Agricultural Platform (MAP) Service Launched in Anhui Province

The Sinochem Group has launched an intelligent agricultural platform in east China’s Anhui Province, which the major producer of chemicals and fertilizer hopes will help make farming work easier. An online-offline combination, it can provide a wide range of services ranging from seed selection to soil detection and machinery training…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017 Key

Guizhou Province Plans to Develop its Traditional Chinese Medicine Industry

China’s southwestern Guizhou province plans to invest 524.8 billion yuan ($76.3 billion) in supporting 320 health projects by 2018, a latest endeavor to further boost the healthcare industry, said a local government official. The output of the healthcare sector in the province is projected to reach 400 billion yuan in 2020, accounting for 10 percent

Two New Russian Transportation Corridors to Link Up with the Provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin

“Russian fish caught in the morning would be served at the lunch table of Chinese, and it is not a dream,” said Maxim Kareyev, a veteran fisherman in Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East. More and more seafoods, particularly shrimps and lobsters, have been sold to Northeast China, Beijing and other Chinese areas over the past few