China Supports Irrigation and Greenhouse Projects in Georgia

Georgia and China stand at the beginning of a new stage of relations where agriculture is the focus. Thanks to Chinese support, more than 30 greenhouses will be built in Marneuli – a town in the Kvemo Kartli region of southern Georgia. In addition, China will provide Georgia with irrigation/reclamation machinery worth $9 million USD.

Chinese Tea Export Volumes Dipped in 2014

A new beer made with Chinese tea in Syracuse, New York, points to new opportunities for Chinese high-end teas as interest grows abroad despite disappointing 2014 export figures. In early February, Empire Brewing Co started brewing the unique tasting Two Dragons beer with Jingwei Fu tea, a type of fermented tea produced in Shaanxi province.

China to Become World’s Largest Blueberry Producer and Consumer

China will soon become the world’s largest blueberry consumer and producer, said industry leaders. Andres Armstrong, chairman of the International Blueberry Organization, told the 2014 International Blueberry Congress on Friday, in Qingdao, Shandong province, that China will overtake the United States in the near future. Armstrong, who is also executive director of the Chilean Blueberry Committee,

China Keen to Import Halal Food Products from Malaysia

Several provinces in China are seeking over 1,000 halal products from Malaysia and some of them have been identified by the government. Agriculture director-general Datuk Ahmad Zakaria Sidek said for a start, products like lemongrass tea, chocolate and cookies would be exported to the provinces…Full Article: Bernama June 2014 Key Point Malaysia’s Director-General of Agriculture

JiaDuoBao (Herbal Tea) is Best-Sold Canned Drink in China for 6th Straight Year

JiaDuoBao is topping the canned drink market through the first 9 months of 2012 with 11.12% of the total sales, followed by Coca Cola (10.27%) and Lulu brand almond milk (10.03%), according to data published by China Industrial Information Issuing Center (CIIIC). It’s the sixth year for JDB to top the best-sold canned drinks since