Protein Feed Samples from a Tianjin-based Company Test Positive for ASFV; Guangdong Reports its Third Case

China on Tuesday [25 December 2018] confirmed a new case of African swine fever in Huizhou city, Guangdong Province, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. On a farm of 90 pigs in Huizhou’s Boluo county, 11 were confirmed infected with the viral disease and 11 were dead, the ministry said, citing a

China’s Bohai Commodity Exchange (BOCE) and Mongolian Commodity Exchange (MCE) to Cooperate on Cashmere Trade; Freight Train Service to Connect Mongolia and Hebei

The Mongolian Commodity Exchange (MCE) announced on Friday [30 March 2018] its intention to carry out cross-border trade with China’s Bohai Commodity Exchange (BOCE) starting in mid-April to help Mongolian agricultural products enter the Chinese market…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2018 A new freight train service between Caofeidian Port in north China’s Hebei Province and

Breeder Hogs from the USA Released from Quarantine and Distributed Across China

After being kept in quarantine for 45 days, 980 out of 1,012 breeding hogs imported from the United States were allowed to leave the isolation field in central China’s Hunan Province for farms across China. They included durocs, landraces and large whites – breeds that grow faster and are superior to China’s domestic breeds in

Tianjin Customs Seizes Smuggled Beverages Illegally Imported from the USA, Mexico, Russia, and the EU

Tianjin Customs in north China announced on Wednesday [5 July 2017] that it has smashed a smuggling case involving some 5 million liters of wine, beers and mineral water. It was estimated that the drinks involved were worth nearly 500 million yuan(about 74 million U.S. dollars)…Full Article: Xinhua July 2017 Key Point Tianjin Customs agents

Tianjin Goubuli Food Acquires 78% Stake in Australia’s Blooms Bluesky Holding

Goubuli, one of China’s longest established food brands from the northern city of Tianjin, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Australian health product company Blooms Bluesky Holding. Goubuli, has adopted the English name “Go Believe,” will acquire 78 percent of the latter, said Zhang Yansen, president of the Tianjin Goubuli Group Corporation…Full Article: China

Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Team Up on Agricultural Research

Beijing continues to strengthen agricultural research and innovation as the country calls for deepening structural reform in the agricultural sector. An agricultural innovation lab, jointly established by Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province in December, will offer technological solutions on food safety, farming environment and pest control…Full Article: ECNS.cn Feb 2017 Key Points The Beijing Academy

“Master Kong” Instant Noodles to Focus on the Mainland After Exiting Taiwanese Market

A popular instant food maker said Tuesday [3 January 2016] that its Chinese mainland business will not be affected by the dissolution of its subsidiary in Taiwan. The Tianjin-based Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., which makes and sells “Master Kong” instant noodles, beverages, and other foods, confirmed Tuesday that its subsidiary Master Kong (Taiwan) Foods

Deep Sea Fishing Company and Palm Oil Enterprise Benefit from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

After a little more than three years, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, envisioned as an infrastructure and trade network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along ancient trade routes, is delivering promising early results on trade and investment. It’s a win-win scenario given that China and countries along the routes have signed more than 40