Former Executive of France’s Hermès is Now a CEO within China’s Wensli Group, a High-end Silk Products Manufacturer

Wensli Group announced Wednesday it had named a former Hermes executive as CEO of one of its companies in a move designed to make it one of the world’s dominant high-end silk producers. Patrick Bonnefond, former head of Hermes Textile Holdings, is now chief exectutive officer of Wensli Silk Culture Co. Still based in France, he

Hangzhou to Host Second Annual Asiafruit Market Insight Conference in May 2014

Following the successful launch of Asiafruit Market Insight in Qingdao last May, Asiafruit’s new China conference event heads to Hangzhou, west of Shanghai, on 28-30 May 2014. Organized by Asiafruit and supported by Asia Fruit Logistica, Asiafruit Market Insight focuses on the growth opportunities at a regional level in China’s most exciting emerging markets…Full Article:

Zhejiang Province to Permanently Shut Down Live Poultry Markets Due to H7N9 Bird Flu

Live poultry markets in central areas of major cities in Zhejiang Province will be permanently closed by July 1, authorities announced Tuesday [28 January 2014]. The notification comes as operations at many live poultry markets have been suspended amid a winter spike in the number of H7N9 bird flu cases…Full Article: The Global Times Jan

New Cases of H7N9 Bird Flu are Reported in Hong Kong, Zhejiang Province, and Guangdong Province

Samples taken from two live poultry markets in south China’s Guangdong Province have tested positive for H7N9 bird flu, the provincial health authority confirmed on Wednesday [11 December 2013]. Three samples from the two live poultry markets, both in Shenzhen, tested positive, said the Health Department of Guangdong Province…Full article: China Daily Dec 2013 Key

Zhejiang-based Bottled Water Company Ceases Production of 19-liter (~5 gallons) Barrels

Bottled water company Nongfu Spring said yesterday it had decided to cease production of barreled water in Beijing permanently following a temporary suspension order imposed by the capital’s quality watchdogs in a dispute over standards. The company said that nearly 100,000 residents in the city who had prepaid would be given five 4-liter bottles of