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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...


China | 19 December 2016
China to promote public-private partnerships in agriculture

China's government said on Monday it will promote public-private partnerships in its agricultural industry, the latest step to open up and modernise the nation's vast farming sector. Two key govern...


China | 9 December 2016
China sees huge potential in agriculture investment

China's agriculture sector is attracting growing investment amid government efforts to push integrated development in rural areas, official data showed on Thursday. In the first three quarters, Chi...


China | 23 November 2016
China, U.S. pledge to promote agricultural cooperation

Officials from China and United States on Tuesday hailed the two countries' agriculture cooperation and pledged to strengthen the partnership. Agriculture is one of the earliest, most productive an...


China | 23 November 2016
China's growing appetite for Nebraska beef, pork, popcorn benefits farmers

A snack Americans love, and Nebraska farmers grow, is headed in greater volume to China. Farmer Daryl Hunnicutt, an owner of Preferred Popcorn recently had a chance to see that first hand. He sa...


China | 21 November 2016
Cattle station deal: Chinese cleared on giant Kimberley sale

A new company backed with ­Chinese money has received ­Foreign Investment Review Board approval to seal the purchase of four Kimberley cattle stations for $100 million. The aggregation of propertie...


China | 7 November 2016
Chinese investors show growing interest in Australian agriculture

Chinese ownership of Australian farming land has climbed above three million hectares as an increasing number of Chinese investors show their interest in Australian agriculture. A flurry of signifi...


China | 2 November 2016
Chinese buying pushes dairy prices to two-year-highs

Whole milk powder prices at the GlobalDairyTrade surged to their highest level in more than two years, as Chinese importers bought aggressively. Whole milk powder prices at the auction, which is ru...


China | 31 October 2016
Chinese investment and the fight for Australia's largest cattle empire

The Outback may have just become a little less Australian. On Friday, a consortium of four farming families withdrew their bid for the country’s largest cattle empire, a 39,155-square mile plot that s...


China | 31 October 2016
China promotes transfer of farmland use right

A policy of promoting and standardizing the transfer of the right to use farmland from rural residents to commercial entities is expected to raise the efficiency of agricultural production in China. ...


China | 26 October 2016
China's wheat problem set to worsen in 2017

China surely does not need any more wheat in its bins, but Beijing's latest pricing nearly ensures that the country's oversupply will remain burdensome both for the Chinese and the world through at le...


China | 25 October 2016
China busts gang selling expired Fonterra dairy products

Chinese police have arrested 19 people for repackaging and selling expired dairy products originally from New Zealand giant Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd, a Shanghai regulator said on Monday, the la...


China | 24 October 2016
China set to modernise its agriculture

China has easily transformed into a financial hub from in its initial status as an agriculture economy. The entire Chinese economy may not be agriculturally based now, but some decades ago it was. ...


China | 20 October 2016
Chinese firm to build $2bn agriculture SEZ

Kampong Speu province will soon be home to a Chinese-funded agricultural special economic zone (SEZ) with facilities to research plant diseases, after the Ministry of Agriculture and Tian Rui (Cambodi...


China | 12 October 2016
Adoption of GMO crops could improve health of Chinese farmers

It is notable that the adoption of GM glyphosate-tolerant crops increases glyphosate use but reduces non-glyphosate herbicide use; and adoption of GM insect-resistant crops significantly reduces insec...


China | 12 October 2016
Chinese 'seed spy' gets three years in prison

Corn is king in Iowa and, like every king, there’s always someone wrangling to take the crown. In this case it was a Chinese national named Mo Hailong, aka Robert Mo, who was trying to steal patent...


China | 10 October 2016
Chinese find key to buy farmland and the rise of a new force

There are two key lessons for Australia’s broader agricultural sector from yesterday’s announcement of the bid for the Kidman cattle empire from Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting and its ­Chinese pa...


China | 6 October 2016
China agriculture group eyes ‘ambitious’ Australia expansion

China’s largest privately-held agricultural group is seeking to expand in Australia, in spite of a crackdown by Canberra on foreign ownership of farmland and tougher rules governing overseas investmen...


China | 5 October 2016
Chinese anti-corruption campaign will hit EU dairy growth

It's hard to be believe that an anti-corruption drive amongst Beijing's political elite would affect a farmer's milk cheque over 8,000km in Bullyboy. Such are the ripple effects of the global marke...


China | 30 September 2016
Will big agriculture mergers impact smallholder farmers?

A tsunami-sized wave of corporate megamergers sweeping the agrochemical industry has the potential to reshape the landscape of global farming and food production. If approved, the multibillion doll...


China | 23 September 2016
China lays groundwork to be major producer of GMO crops

China has a fifth of the world’s population, but only about 7 percent of its arable land. Farming plus safe and healthy foods are national obsessions. So it came as no surprise that government-own...


China | 23 September 2016
China to reopen beef market to American producers after 13 years

American beef producers are expected get access to China for the first time in 13 years, raising the possibility that the U.S. could recapture lost market share in one of the fastest-growing global ma...


China | 20 September 2016
China to invest $450 billion in agriculture

Over the next four years the Chinese government will invest 3 trillion yuan ($450 billion) into developing the country’s agriculture, the official state news agency Xinhua reports. The state-run Ag...