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China | 25 May 2017
Cattle producers prepare for China to open its doors to US beef

When the Chinese open their borders to American beef this summer, the promise of significant premiums and a substantial new market is real and is prompting many beef producers to go through verificati...


China | 24 May 2017
Tainted food fear spurs new breed of Chinese farmer

China’s agricultural landscape can be summed up fairly simply: it has too little arable land, divided into too many tiny plots, tended by too many farmers, who are mostly too old. And much of the soil...


China | 23 May 2017
Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infections

China will shut poultry markets in certain districts of two cities after H7N9 bird flu infections were detected, state media reported on Sunday, the latest incidents in this year’s more severe outbrea...


China | 22 May 2017
Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infections

China will shut poultry markets in certain districts of two cities after H7N9 bird flu infections were detected, state media reported on Sunday, the latest incidents in this year's more severe outbrea...


China | 19 May 2017
China to invest millions in agriculture sector

Reuters report that the Agricultural Development Bank of China have agreed to loan at least 3 trillion yuan ($450 billion) by 2020 for the modernisation of the agricultural sector. This money, used by...


China | 17 May 2017
China promises to spend $6.7bn to develop Nigeria’s agriculture

Zhao Linxiang, Chinese Economic and Commercial Counselor, said that his country promised $6.7 billion to develop Nigeria’s agriculture through training of hundreds of Nigerians to achieve food suffici...


China | 15 May 2017
China bans Vietnam pig farmers

Pork likely will be hogging menus in Vietnam's factories and army canteens for some time to come, as the country tries to keep pig farmers stricken by a glut in supply from going under. Millions of...


China | 12 May 2017
China to allow US beef exports after deal on trade issues with US

A new trade deal will allow US beef and natural gas exports to flow into China while opening up the US market for cooked poultry and Chinese banks, the US Commerce Secretary announced Thursday. The...


China | 11 May 2017
China lifts bird flu-related ban on Canada poultry imports

China has lifted a ban on Canadian poultry imports implemented in 2014 following an outbreak of bird flu, its quality watchdog said in a statement on Thursday. The ban had been in force since Decem...


China | 9 May 2017
Hong Kong orders halt in trading of China Huishan Dairy shares

Hong Kong's securities regulator ordered all trading in China Huishan Dairy Holding Co Ltd shares to be suspended on Monday, indefinitely extending a suspension in place for more than a month as conce...


China | 8 May 2017
Huishan Dairy stock barred from trading in Hong Kong

Huishan Dairy has been barred from trading by Hong Kong’s markets watchdog in a sign that the troubled dairy producer’s woes are deepening. The company’s shares plunged 90 per cent in just 45 minut...


China | 2 May 2017
Chinese investors have yen for Aussie farmland

Chinese investment in Australia surged 11.7 percent last year to A$15.4 billion (HK$90 billion), amid booming demand for agricultural assets and infrastructure, according to a report released yesterda...


China | 28 April 2017
China’s biggest organic dairy company tumbles after Yili deal sours

When the share price of a dairy company drops more than 13 per cent, it is likely someone somewhere is crying over spilt milk. Shares in China’s largest organic dairy company fell by the most since...


China | 25 April 2017
Hong Kong regulator queries banks over $200 mln Huishan Dairy loan

Hong Kong's banking watchdog is questioning lenders over a $200 million loan raised by China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co Ltd, sources involved in the matter told Reuters, as regulators try to unpick the...


China | 21 April 2017
Farmer spends 36 years chiselling an irrigation channel through three mountains

A Chinese farmer has brought water and hope to his remote village after spending 36 years digging a channel with bare hands. Hu Dafa, who learned irrigation from scratch in his middle ages, built t...


China | 11 April 2017
Huishan Dairy defaults on loan as financial woes deepen

China Huishan Dairy has defaulted on a $200m loan and had assets frozen in China in relation to another $79m debt, in a sign of the troubled dairy operator’s worsening problems. The group’s Hong Ko...


China | 11 April 2017
To avoid beef with the US, China is willing to do a quick deal on beef

The literal beef between China and the US wound up being an asset for US president Donald Trump during a weekend summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping. For Trump, the meeting was a daunting firs...


China | 9 April 2017
Huishan Dairy dream sours for China tycoon Yang Kai

After the listing of Huishan Dairy in Hong Kong propelled its chairman Yang Kai to become the wealthiest man in his home province of Liaoning, he described his business as a “dream factory”. “Creat...


China | 7 April 2017
U.S. agriculture bets the farm on Chinese soy demand

Struggling U.S. farmers are pressing their luck with soybeans this spring, sowing record acreage even though the world is awash with the oilseed, as demand from China offers a potential lifeline. S...


China | 6 April 2017
Why China's got a beef with US beef

President Donald Trump is a well-known fan of U.S. beef. He’s hawked Trump-branded steaks, and his standard order at the 21 Club in Manhattan is a well-done burger topped with American cheese. So b...


China | 30 March 2017
Agriculture fintech’s potential RMB three trillion market in China

China’s agriculture financing has an RMB three trillion gap, according to a report released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (in Chinese). Fintech companies are eyeing the potentially lucrati...


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...