Chinese Maoists Upset With Alibaba’s Tmall Global Wine Festival

Chinese Maoists protested against Alibaba’s Tmall Global Wine Festival on September 9, calling it “unethical” as the date coincides with founding leader Mao Zedong’s death anniversary. Mao died on September 9, 1976…Full Article: The Global Times Sept 2017 Key Point In April 2016, Alibaba’s Jack Ma announced the launch Tmall’s September 9 Wine Festival. The

COFCO Group’s New President Meets with Municipal Leaders in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province

On February 17, Li Xiaomin, a member of the Jiangsu Provincial Party Standing Committee and Secretary of the Wuxi Municipal Party Committee, met Zhao Shuanglian, President of COFCO Group who came to Wuxi for investigation. They conducted exchange on further deepening cooperation between both sides. Wuxi municipal leaders Huang Qin and Zhang Yefei attended the

China Formalizes US$50 Million FAO Agreement

China and FAO signed on Sunday [7 June 2015] a 50-million-US-dollar agreement to support developing countries in building sustainable food systems and inclusive agricultural value chains, recognizing the growing importance of collaboration between Southern countries in the fight against extreme hunger and poverty. China’s new contribution to the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Trust Fund will support

China Reduces Orders of New Zealander Milk Products After Contamination Threat

China is toughening its examination of milk powder imported from New Zealand, according to the quality control watchdog, after revelations emerged on Tuesday [10 March 2015] of a criminal threat to contaminate some products with an agricultural poison. The government has already taken steps and will demand each batch of milk powder imported from New

Officials From China’s Central Rural Work Leading Group Endorse GM Technology

China’s genetically modified food market cannot be dominated by foreign products, a senior rural affairs official said on Tuesday [3 February 2015] amid calls by authorities for intensified efforts to ease public fears over GM products. The country will continue to support GM food research as a nation with a huge population to feed, the

China Will Donate US$50 Million to the FAO over the Next Five Years

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday [15 October 2014] that his country will donate 50 million U.S. dollars in the next five years to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Li announced the decision in a speech at the FAO headquarters in Rome during a visit to the UN organ on the

China Provides US$160,000 to the Maldives for Agricultural Development

Maldives and China have signed an agreement on agricultural and research project cooperation that will provide grant to the farmers of the Indian Ocean group of islands, the Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement on Friday. The agreement was signed between the two governments on Thursday [10 April 2014]…Full Article: The Global Times Apr