China and Serbia Sign an Agricultural Cooperation Agreement

China and Serbia on Tuesday [17 January 2017] signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in agriculture. The MoU was signed in the Serbian capital Belgrade by visiting Chinese Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu and his Serbian counterpart Branislav Nedimovic…Full Article: China Daily Jan 2017 Key Point The MoU will reportedly focus on developing

Police in Mianyang, Sichuan Province, Arrest Individual Who Sold Meat from Wild Animals to Local Restaurants

Forest police in Mianyang, Sichuan province, have seized a suspect in connection with the storage and trading of nearly two metric tons of meat from wild and endangered animals, such as black bears, pangolins and owls…Full Article: China.org.cn Jan 2017 Key Point During the summer of 2015, Sichuan Province’s forest police/bureau in Mianyang were alerted

Bright Food Group’s Shanghai Maling Completes 50% Acquisition of New Zealand’s Silver Fern Farms

China’s biggest meat processor completed a deal Tuesday [6 December 2016] to buy a half stake of New Zealand’s biggest meat cooperative. The deal sees Shanghai Maling take a 50-percent interest in Silver Fern Farms (SFF) at a price of NZ$267 million ($190.58 million)…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2016 Key Point New Zealand’s Silver Fern

Kyrgyzstan Eager to Export Meat, Milk and Fish to China

Kyrgyzstan hopes to export to China meat, milk and fish. The first Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammetkaly Abulgaziev announced such data today [13 October 2016] at a meeting of the Kyrgyz-Chinese intergovernmental commission…Full Article: 24.kg Oct 2016 Key Point The Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan also noted a need to launch direct flights between

Chinese Investors Flock to Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector

Chinese investors are rushing to invest in agriculture in Cambodia, drawn by ideal farming conditions and the sound relationship between the two countries, although there are challenges such as Cambodia’s underdeveloped infrastructure and limited fundraising channels, insiders said Sunday…Full Article: ECNS.cn Oct 2016 Key Points According to the Chairman of the Cambodia-Chinese Association for Development,

Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration Fines OSI China and Husi Food Over Meat Scandal

Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration on Monday [3 October 2016] ordered a major fast food chain supplier and its parent company to pay fines for producing and selling substandard products. According to the authority, Shanghai Husi Food Co and OSI Group’s China office were fined approximately 17 million yuan ($2.5 million) and 7.3 million

Belarus Hopes to Get Chinese Trade Approval for Meat and Dairy Products

Belarus hopes to enter the Chinese market with a proposal of a wide choice of food products, Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats told media on 28 September, BelTA has learned. “34 dairies are currently open for supplies to the Chinese market. Six more meat and one baby food companies are pending decision,” the