Vietnam Detects High Levels of Pesticide Residue in Fruit and Vegetable Shipments from China

In its Document 986/QLCL-CL2 sent to China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Nafiqad listed lime, grape, persimmon, apple, turnip, mandarin, carrot and orange from the batches with higher chemical residues than allowed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Notably, the residue of Propargite used to kill spiders in Chinese mandarin

Foreign and Domestic Investors Look to Capitalize on China’s Growing Wine Market

China is the youngest player in the world’s emerging wine-production markets – and has quickly become the world’s fifth-largest wine producer. Industry experts estimate the nation will have the most land devoted to wine production and bottle more wine than any other country in five years.”It’s just like the Australia and Chile markets 10 or

Frosty Weather Damages Flowers and other cash crops in Yunnan Province

Freezing weather, snow and frost have damaged 670,000 hectares of crops in Southwest China’s Yunnan province. Unseasonal cold damages flower harvest, causing prices to spike. The southwestern plateau region grows at least 70 percent of the flowers sold at Chinese marketplaces…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2013 & China Daily Dec 2013 Key point The cold

Former Yunnan Party Official Who Supported Farmers’ Rights against Land Seizures, Passed Away at the Age of 91

When former deputy chairman Yang Weijun asked for his usual chauffeured limousine last month, a clerk informed him there was no car among the official fleet of the Yunnan government available to him. Unfazed, the 91-year-old retired provincial leader called in a favor, and was able to sneak out from his Kunming retirement home by