Chinese Pig Companies Constructing Multi-Storey Farms in Order to Modernize the Industry

Up a narrow road on Yaji Mountain in southern China, away from any villages, sows are being checked into high-rise “hog hotels” 1,000 head per floor. Reuters reports that privately owned agricultural company Guangxi Yangxiang has got two seven-story sow-breeding operations underway and is putting up four more, including one with as many as 13

Shenzhen is Largest Fresh Fruit Importer in Mainland China

Shenzhen, a southeast China metropolis that borders Hong Kong, imported the largest amount of fruit nationwide in 2017 with a share of over 40 percent. The Shenzhen port imported 1.08 million tonnes of fruit last year, an annual increase of 5.68 percent, Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Thursday…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018 Key

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

Chinese Demand for Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese Fruits Grows

China’s fruit imports have been growing rapidly in the past few years, thanks partly to the nation’s growing middle class population and the emergence of a new generation of consumers willing to spend more on healthy food, and the trend has huge economic implications for China’s fruit-exporting neighbors, experts said. The comments came after the

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods Acquires Jiangsu-based COFCO Meat (Suqian)

In its latest big buy, Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), the SET-listed flagship of agribusiness giant Charoen Pokphand Group, has acquired Cofco Meat Suqian for 976 million baht [~US$27.4 million]. Through Chia Tai China Investment Co (CTCI), an indirect subsidiary of CPF in China, CPF will also take over the shareholder’s loans worth 2 billion

Guangdong Rubber Company Plans to List (IPO) Thai Acquisition in Two Years

Guangdong Guangken Rubber Group Co expects to list its operation in Thailand on stock exchanges in Thailand and Hong Kong in two years after its acquisition of Thai Hua Rubbr Public Co, the world’s third largest natural rubber group…Full Article: ECNS.cn Nov 2016 Key Points In August 2016, Guangdong Guangken Rubber Group acquired a 60%