South Korea’s Lotte Group Gets Go Ahead for Chengdu Project Amid Easing Tensions with China

Lotte Corp said on Monday [6 November 2017] that a major property development in China had received approval from local authorities to start a second phase of construction – the latest sign that tension between China and South Korea is easing. The announcement comes one week after an unexpected detente between the two countries, which

North Korean Seafood Imports by China Reportedly Slows at Liaoning’s Port of Dandong

A thriving trade in seafood across the Yalu River that separates China from North Korea has dramatically slowed, traders said, although there is still nearly a month to go for a UN deadline to tighten sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its missile tests. The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on Saturday

Researchers in Dalian Developing Aquatic Robots to Help Harvest Sea cucumbers, Sea Urchins, and Abalone

A leading Chinese fishery company and the Dalian University of Technology have established a laboratory to develop underwater robots, which are expected to take the place of divers to catch precious seafood. The robots will also likely perform seabed monitoring tasks at fishing grounds in Dalian, Liaoning province…Full Article: ECNS.cn Apr 2017 Key Point The

China Launches 7 New Free Trades Zones Across the Country

Seven new free trade zones (FTZ) began operation across China on April 1, with the aim of further opening up the country and coordinating development between various regions. The new zones are in the provinces of Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Shaanxi, as well as in Chongqing municipality, with each area having its own

China to Establish New Free Trade Zones in the Inland Provinces of Liaoning, Zhejiang, Shaanxi, and Henan

China is showing its resolve to pursue further opening-up and trade liberalization by giving the green light to seven more Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in inland provinces ahead of the 11th G20 Summit. Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng was quoted in an exclusive interview with the Xinhua News Agency as saying on Wednesday [31 August