China’s JD.com to Establish Joint Ventures in Thailand

China’s second biggest e-commerce company JD.com and Top Thai retailer Central Group will jointly invest $500 million to establish two joint ventures in Thailand covering e-commerce and fintech services respectively, a statement from Central Group said on Friday [15 September 2017]. According to the statement, Central Group will invest $250 million to the ventures, and

Coca-Cola and COFCO Joint-Venture Opens Bottling Plant in Hunan Province

Coca-Cola, the global leader in the beverage industry, announced Tuesday [11 April 2017] that its biggest bottling plant in central China began operating in Hunan Province. The new plant is designed to accommodate nine production lines — four for water products, four for sparkling beverages and one for juice and juice drinks. Four lines were

Japan’s Agricultural Cooperative, Zen-Noh, to Establish Rice Joint-Venture in China

The umbrella organization for Japan’s farming cooperatives plans to start selling rice directly in China this fiscal year, seeking to cut out the layers of middlemen that have sent retail prices through the roof…Full Article: Nikkei Asian Review Apr 2017 Key Point Japan’s Zen-Noh, aka the National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations, is the sole

Cambodian-Hong Kong Joint Venture Signs MoU with Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture to Develop Fish Farm

A Chinese firm has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to develop an industrial-sized fish farm, the country’s first facility on such a large scale. Jianyutang (Cambodia) Fish­­­ery will be responsible for building fish stocks to manage sustainable fisheries, developing aquaculture technology, generate investment, and promoting more

Royal FrieslandCampina’s Joint Venture with China Huishan Dairy Off to a Positive Start

Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina will bring its “Dutch Lady” dairy brand to more places in the country, its CEO said at a press event on Tuesday [6 December 2016]. The “Dutch Lady” dairy products, developed by FrieslandCampina’s joint venture with China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co, officially hit the market in September [2016]. So far,

Suzhou-based Company Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Alberta’s Nelson Soil Remediation

Companies and institutions from the Canadian province of Alberta signed business agreements with domestic companies during a seminar held in Shanghai on Thursday [24 November 2016]. The agreements include a joint venture between Nelson Soil Remediation and Suzhou Niersen Environmental and Ecological Technology Co. A memorandum of understanding was also signed between NorQuest College and

Legend Holdings, Parent Company of Lenovo, Announces Seafood JV with Australia’s Kailis Bros

Legend Holdings Corp., a Chinese investment group, has announced a joint venture with Australia’s KB Seafoods. The partnership is an important step for Legend Holdings’ agriculture and food business, with seafood as its pillar, said Chen Shaopeng, senior vice-president of Legend Holdings and chairman of KB Food, the new joint venture. The Kailis Bros’ seafood

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