Inner Mongolian E-commerce Industrial Park Looks to Boost Agricultural Trade

Farmers in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region are connecting with new technology, as well as the land, to sell their produce. Hetao E-commerce Industrial Park in Wuyuan county of Bayannur League has helped them sell their agricultural goods online and increase their incomes…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2017 Key Point Founded in 2015 and

Cargo Train Service Between Duisburg, Western Germany, and China’s Xinjiang Region Begins Operation

A cargo train linking Germany and northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began operation on Saturday [28 May 2016], local authorities said. It takes ten days for the train to reach Germany’s industrial city of Duisburg from Xinjiang’s regional capital Urumqi over a distance of 8,000 km, during which it goes through Kazakhstan, Russia and

China to Invest in Kazakhstan’s Food Processing Industry

The central Asian country of Kazakhstan is the world’s eighth-largest wheat exporter, but its soviet-era agriculture industry lacks the ability to turn agriculture resources into cash. This is why when Chinese companies offered to invest 1.9 billion U.S. dollars to upgrade Kazakh food processing industry with 19 projects such as tomato, chicken and meat processing

The Splice Must Grow: The Bright and Shady Sides of GM Agriculture in China

Overview China grows a wide variety of GM plants including GM cotton, GM poplar trees, GM sweet peppers, GM tomatoes, GM papaya, and GM petunia flowers China’s Ministry of Agriculture has not authorized the commercial growing and sale of GM rice, corn, and soybeans, but has issued “safety certificates” to two GM rice varieties and

COFCO to Commission its Tomato Processing Subsidiary, Tunhe, To Manage Sugar Business Division

China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp. (COFCO), the largest food group in China and the third biggest one in the world, has recently adjusted sugar business in its subsidiaries and gathered the business together in one company to avoid horizontal competition. Cofco Tunhe (600737.SH) said recently that the parent company, COFCO, planned to commission

Chinese Funded Agri-Industrial Complex Officially Opens in Southern Mozambique

The inauguration of the Chokué Agri-Industrial Complex, developed with funding from China, opens up new horizons for agricultural production in Gaza province, southern Mozambique, which now has another unit for rice processing and product storage. Launched in the first half of 2013, the factory was officially opened on Monday [13 April 2015] by the President

Xinjiang Region Uses Polyethylene (PE) Film on ~75% of its Arable Land

Farmers in China’s arid western regions have long regarded plastic film as a boon for business, but the environmental problems resulting from its use are prompting scientists to look for alternatives, as Gao Bo reports from Urumqi. For the past three decades, farmers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have been masters at using polyethylene

Beijing’s Fresh Vegetables Contain More Pesticides than Shanghai Produce According to a Recent Survey

Pesticide residue on fresh vegetables sold in Beijing’s markets is a big problem, according to a survey covering three of China’s biggest cities. And it’s not just one pesticide, but many. About 40 percent of the 53 vegetable samples collected from markets in Beijing and neighboring areas, which supply vegetables to Beijing, contained five or

Eastern Kazakhstan’s “Green Corridor” Speeds Horticultural Products into China

Since the launch of the “Zelenyĭ corridor” [“Green corridor”] connecting Kazakhstan with China, fruit and vegetable imports have reached a total of $ 15.2 million U.S. dollars, reports BNews.kz with data from the Department of Customs of the Almaty region. The most important products imported have been tomatoes (29.2 %), apples (21.1 %), cucumbers (19.5