Chocolate in China

Cacao bean takes root in China Written by Daniel de Smeth – Translated by Summer Hsia @SilkInitiative  Starbucks’ success in China is testament to the fact that Chinese tastes are changing, with a nation of tea drinkers now enjoying flavored lattes and mochaccinos. Another unconventional food product making headway in the Chinese market is chocolate. China…
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China Newsletter

2nd of December 2015 World powers gather for climate talks in Paris, but when will the sky clear up for Beijing? The Chinese government announced ahead of this week’s Paris climate talks that it is a full six months ahead of its pollution reduction targets. The statistics might show that pollution is down nationwide, but Beijing’s smog is at…
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China Newsletter

25th November 2015 The latest F&B trend: Insects for dinner This week, researchers put forth some rather alarming news: a new gene has been discovered in bacteria in China that makes them highly resistant to a last-resort type of antibiotics. Researchers fear the mcr-1 gene could spread rapidly around the world and has the potential to cause…
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Wine in China

China wine imports rebound in 2015, shows data Written by Sylvia Wu – @Decanter Fresh figures show that China’s wine import market has rebounded strongly in volume and value in the first nine months of 2015, driven by French and Australian wines. Bottled wine imports rose by 38.7% in volume to 297.7m litres and by…
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