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China | 28 March 2017
Huishan Dairy confirms it missed interest payments

Huishan Dairy, the Chinese company whose share price plunged 90 per cent last week in Hong Kong, has confirmed it met with almost two dozen creditors after failing to make interest payments and reveal...


China | 27 March 2017
Huishan Dairy fallout spreads as Chinese bank stock falls

Jilin Jiutai Rural Commercial Bank Corp. shares slumped by a record amid concern over its exposure to the embattled dairy-product manufacturer China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co. Shares of Jiutai Bank...


China | 22 March 2017
Chinese trade talks a boon for beef market

Beef sales to China, already reaching $1 billion a year, are set to soar as a result of a breakthrough ­anticipated in talks ­between Malcolm Turnbull and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who arrives in Au...


China | 22 March 2017
Frozen beef stranded at sea after China shuts out Brazil's meat

Zhang Lian has 270 tons of frozen Brazilian beef on a ship steaming toward Shanghai that he may not be able to get through customs when the vessel arrives next month. Zhang’s Shanghai Yadongsheng I...


China | 21 March 2017
Veterinary groups address H7N9 poultry risk in China

Two key animal health groups recently weighed in on recent H7N9 avian flu developments and possible consequences of the detection of highly pathogenic viruses in China, warning that concerted efforts ...


China | 13 March 2017
China bird flu death toll rises to 161 in worst outbreak since 2009

China reported 61 fatalities and 160 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu in February, the government said on Monday, much higher than in previous years and bringing the death toll in this wint...


China | 13 March 2017
China to possibly assist Pakistani agriculture

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Regional Standing Committee Chairman Ahmad Jawad said China has done remarkable advancement in their agriculture sector and in little tim...


China | 7 March 2017
China's $150 billion dining out scene draws foreign dairy firms

In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place. Beside shelves stacked with butter mounds the size of bread loaves and 11 po...


China | 6 March 2017
China's $200b dining out scene draws foreign dairy firms

In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place. Beside shelves stacked with butter mounds the size of bread loaves and 5 kil...


China | 3 March 2017
No let-up in China's drive to reform rural sectors

Transforming laggards in its economy and erasing poverty is a key part of China's push to become a moderately prosperous society. This commitment to help to uplift the tail-end of the world's secon...


China | 27 February 2017
Bird flu a pain for China egg farmers

With many poultry markets closed in the wake of China's worst-ever bird flu outbreak, local egg producers are being forced to shell out to feed and water chickens long after they would normally have b...


China | 24 February 2017
China's premier urges poultry markets to shut as bird flu fears grow

China's Prime Minister urged local authorities to shut down live poultry markets in places affected by the H7N9 bird flu virus which killed 79 people in January, a statement from China's cabinet said....


China | 23 February 2017
China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry

China is working to assess the prevalence of a new strain of H7N9 bird flu, state radio reported on Wednesday, after global health authorities said the strain had evolved into a more severe form in bi...


China | 16 February 2017
Bird-flu deaths rise in China, shutting poultry markets

China is experiencing its deadliest outbreak of the H7N9 bird-flu strain since it first appeared in humans in 2013, killing 79 people in January alone and spurring several cities to suspend live poult...


China | 16 February 2017
Chinese farmer, after 16 years studying the law, takes on polluting corporation

No matter what country you're in, a single farmer taking on a polluting corporation in the courtroom is a huge task in which only really works out for the little guy in the movies. And yet in China, t...


China | 15 February 2017
China bird flu fears hit poultry prices, meat producer shares

Chinese chicken prices sank to their lowest level in more than a decade on Wednesday as fears grow about the spread of bird flu, hurting meat producers' share prices and deepening concerns about deman...


China | 13 February 2017
Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. Live poultry sales have now been sus...


China | 8 February 2017
Global dairy prices up on tight supply, strong Chinese demand

Global dairy prices rose for the second time this year at an auction held on Wednesday, consolidating farmers’ hopes of a recovery. Average prices climbed 1.3 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auc...


China | 8 February 2017
Chinese cities suspend live poultry trade on bird flu fears

An outbreak of a deadly bird flu virus in China's central Hunan province has prompted authorities to put a temporary bar on the sale of live poultry in several cities, the official Xinhua news agency ...


China | 7 February 2017
Farmer spends 16 years studying law by himself so he could sue a powerful chemical firm

A Chinese farmer has spent 16 years studying law by himself so he could sue a chemical company for allegedly polluting his land. Wang Enlin, who had just three years of education, has won the first...


China | 1 February 2017
'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China

Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis. Twenty calves were born, of which 11 survived for more than three months. Bovine TB is ...


China | 27 January 2017
Drones lure young Chinese back to farming

When Guo Jianzhen was a teenager, he would help out in his family’s cotton fields during summer vacations. Carrying a box containing 15 liters of mepiquat chloride on his back, Guo walked the fields o...


China | 20 January 2017
Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

Increased levels of highly pathogenic H7N9 contamination in the environment may be one reason for China's early sudden increase in human cases, Chinese researchers said in a new review of the fifth wa...


China | 14 January 2017
118-stone hog is crowned 'King of the Pigs' in China

A 118-stone pig was crowned the 'King of the Pigs' this week at a weight contest in central China. The animal is apparently so giant that it can carry an adult on the back, according to Huanqiu.co...


China | 13 January 2017
China creates agriculture giant with grain, cotton merger

China’s merger of state cotton and grain reserves companies will create the country’s biggest agriculture product group, state media reported. The State Council approved China National Cotton Reser...


China | 10 January 2017
China's Guangzhou to halt poultry trade for three days during Jan-March

The Southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will suspend the trade of live and slaughtered poultry for three-day periods during January to March, the government said, to prevent the spread of avian flu to ...


China | 5 January 2017
China Mengniu offers to buy out Modern Dairy for $826 million

China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd (2319.HK) has offered to buy out China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd (1117.HK) for $826 million in a deal that will help it secure a stable supply of raw milk. This follows C...


China | 3 January 2017
China launches rural assets reforms to boost farmers' incomes

China has kicked off reforms to allow farmers to turn their assets into shares in various ventures to help boost their incomes, the country's agriculture minister said on Tuesday. "At the present, ...


China | 22 December 2016
Beijing farmer’s market horror as minivan ploughs into crowd

At least four people have died and dozens are injured after a minivan drove into a farmer’s market in Beijing, China. It comes as a chilling echo of Monday’s terror attack in Berlin, where 12 peopl...


China | 20 December 2016
China's countryside reaps tourism profits from agriculture

As China's economy faces continued downward pressure and settles into a 'new normal' stage, supply-side structural reforms in agriculture are becoming ever more important. Many villages in China are d...