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18 November 2020
View news from China China’s trade partners resist coronavirus food tests on imports
Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly irritated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus....
16 November 2020
View news from China New COVID-19 controls in China could put frozen food importers on ice
Though the WHO and USDA say that the risk of catching COVID-19 from frozen food is low, China has repeatedly sounded alarms after detecting the virus on product packaging....
04 November 2020
View news from China China’s Greenland Group signs meat distribution deal with Brazil’s Minerva
China's Greenland Group has agreed to expand the presence of Brazilian meat-packer Minerva in China through a joint venture with registered capital of 500 million yuan ($74.83 million), according to a statement from Greenland on 2 November....
View news from China China says its importers are voluntarily cutting back on Australian goods
China says that reduced imports of Australian products and farm goods were the result of importers own decisions, hitting back at media characterisations....
03 November 2020
View news from China Red meat and dairy showcased in China
Red meat and dairy products from the UK will take centre stage in China this month at one of Asia’s leading food and drink trade shows....
29 October 2020
View news from China USDA stands by its latest estimate of China’s corn imports
The US Department of Agriculture is defending its forecast of China’s corn imports despite analysts noting the high sales price....
26 October 2020
View news from China China’s purchases of US farm goods under the Phase 1 target
US trade representatives claim that China’s purchases of US farm goods is at 71 percent of the target agreed under Phase 1 deal....
13 October 2020
View news from China China’s September meat imports inch up on August numbers
China imported 834,000 tonnes of meat in September 2020, slightly higher than last month....
28 September 2020
View news from China Beijing urges frozen food importers to shun countries with severe COVID-19 outbreaks
Beijing has called on importers to shun frozen food from countries contending with ongoing coronavirus outbreaks....
25 September 2020
View news from China China’s August soybean imports from Brazil jump 22 percent from 2019
China’s August imports of soybeans from Brazil rose 22 percent from a year ago as buyers increased their purchases to capitalise on higher margins in early 2020....
24 September 2020
View news from China EuroTier China exhibition sends positive signal to livestock and exhibition sectors: fairs with in-person knowledge-sharing also possible in the pandemic
EuroTier China brought a trade show featuring both physical and virtual platforms to over 12,000 visitors over three days. Trade show offered physical and virtual platforms; The German ministry of agriculture co-sponsored opening ceremony and contributed...
16 September 2020
View news from China China meat imports surging
June import data shows the demand for animal protein in China continues to thrive across all species. Driven by the pork shortage caused by African Swine Fever (ASF), import demand has accelerated since early 2019....
14 September 2020
View news from China China to suspend imports from companies if shipments of frozen food test positive for COVID-19
Chinese customs officials will suspend imports from companies for one week if frozen foods test positive for COVID-19....
09 September 2020
View news from China China buys 664,000 tonnes of US soybeans, its biggest daily purchase in nearly 7 weeks
USDA data shows Chinese buyers booking 664,000 tonnes of soybeans, the largest daily total since 22 July, for deliver in the 2020/21 marketing year....
07 September 2020
View news from China China’s meat imports for August fall, but remain higher than 2019
China imported 832,000 tonnes of meat in August, down almost 17 percent from July – but imports remain high as Beijing seeks to counteract a domestic shortfall in pork production....
03 September 2020
View news from China Looming corn shortages in China put agriculture sector on edge
Skyrocketing corn prices in China are raising concerns over food security as food inflation reaches its highest level in a decade....
28 August 2020
View news from China China says beef import suspension unrelated to China-Australia relations
China suspends beef imports from Australian firm, but says the move is not related to strained diplomatic ties between the two countries....
26 August 2020
View news from China Reader Q&A: why has China suspended imports from some foreign meat processors?
Reuters has responded to reader questions regarding China’s recent spate of import suspensions from foreign meat processing plants with reported COVID-19 infections....
25 August 2020
View news from China US and China will hold to Phase 1 trade deal after phone call
Top US and Chinese officials reaffirmed their commitment to the Phase 1 trade deal, with China agreeing to meet its obligations to buy American farm and manufactured goods....
20 August 2020
View news from China Trade talks between China and the US are back on track
China and the United States have agreed to hold trade talks in the near future to evaluate the progress of the Phase 1 trade deal....
19 August 2020
View news from China No new trade talks scheduled between China and the US
The White House Chief of Staff has told reporters that no new high-level trade talks have been scheduled between the United States and China....
18 August 2020
View news from China Shenzhen adds more coronavirus tests for frozen food imports
The Chinese port city of Shenzhen now requires additional tests on frozen meat and seafood after detecting traces of COVID-19 on food imports last week....
17 August 2020
View news from China Chinese think tank warns of food supply gap by 2025
China is expected to have a food supply gap of about 130 million tonnes by the end of 2025 as demographic shifts see its urban population expanding while its rural workforce ages....
15 August 2020
View news from China WHO downplays infection risk after Chinese officials detect COVID-19 in frozen food imports
Two cities in China have detected traces of the novel coronavirus in containers of imported frozen food. The WHO believes the risk of the virus entering the Chinese food chain remains low....
05 August 2020
View news from China China and US to review trade deal on 15 August
Senior officials from both countries will review the implementation of the Phase 1 trade deal during a 15 August video conference....
03 August 2020
View news from China Advancing animal welfare in Asia
A new centre promoting animal welfare standards internationally is to be established in China, thanks to a University of Queensland-led project....
31 July 2020
View news from China China orders regular COVID-19 tests at wholesale markets
China has asked local authorities to carry out regular coronavirus tests at wholesale markets as part of a holistic strategy to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic....
View news from China China to permit foreign investment in livestock breeding
China’s state planner has said it will encourage foreign investment in livestock and poultry breeding from 2020....
 
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