With the inflationary impact of the Russia-Ukraine war and growing tensions with western trading partners, China has been pushing to boost soyabean output and increase food security. Food security concerns have driven China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs to push Chinese soyabean output in the past two years as tension grows with its main western […]
A falling birth rate means China is perhaps no longer the attractive infant-formula market it once was. China’s efforts to encourage the growth of domestic infant-formula manufacturers have weighed on overseas players but Beijing’s attempts to boost the country’s birth rate have failed, reducing overall demand. Beijing has been rolling out its Action Plan for the […]
China’s leading and longest-established, state-owned fishery company has found itself embroiled in a court case over unpaid loans taken by a prominent government run bank, in the latest twist to an acquisition gone wrong. China National Fishery Co., known for its huge fleet of trawlers and its extensive processing operations, has announced to its shareholders […]
I was interviewed by SABC News to discuss how Chinese long distance fleets are threatening fishing stocks and the livelihoods of local fisherman off the West African coast.