Tag: Agriculture

Global Protectionism will not Stymie Chinese Deal-Making

Chinese companies collectively spent nearly $200 billion buying their foreign counterparts in the first nine months of 2016, with an additional increase in spending expected in the final quarter of the year. China’s historical emphasis on resources has been replaced...

/ March 20, 2017

Mapping the Rise of China’s Commercial Drone Industry

Drones are a young and multifaceted industry that have only recently begun to show their true potential. In China, drones are now being used to change the business landscape and alter how companies conduct their operations in a wide variety...

/ March 15, 2017

China’s Agricultural Policy and the Urban Labor Shortage

Chinese policymakers’ aim to modernize the country’s agriculture industry and land ownership system could have drastic consequences on the landscape of the workforce.

/ April 25, 2016

Where Does China Rank in the World?

By Bonita Chen Since the beginning of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms in 1978, China has undergone unrivaled rapid economic growth, boosting an average GDP growth rate of 10 percent over the last three decades. But as China’s...

/ July 24, 2015

GOING ORGANIC: Investing in China’s Growing Health Foods Market

Are organic products safer than other products? Are foreign imports really worth paying 2-3 times the cost of domestic items? These are some of the questions conscientious Chinese consumers may find themselves asking when they step into one of the...

/ June 30, 2015

Can China Convince Consumers it is Serious on Food Safety?

By Bing Ho, Cherrie Shi, and Jiahua Wu Although China takes great pride in its rich culinary heritage, Chinese consumers have been left with a sour taste in their mouths when it comes to food safety. With a number of...

/ August 12, 2014

China Signs Dozens of Deals in Latin America

By Elise Pietro Chinese President Xi Jinping signed dozens of deals in Argentina and Venezuela during his tour through Latin America. The trip, his second to the region since he took office last year, highlights trade between China and Latin...

/ July 23, 2014

Managing the Challenges of Food and Agribusiness Investment in China

By Bing Ho, Grace Tso and Zhenyu Wang  [box] Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on China’s food and agribusiness sector by Baker & McKenzie. Future articles will cover the following topics as they relate to...

/ June 9, 2014

Trading Up: High-Value US Exports to China Increase in 2013

Soybeans are still the United States’ largest export to China, but higher-value goods are starting to close the gap. By Christina Nelson  US businesses are exporting more goods than ever to China. In 2013, US exports to China reached a new...

/ May 19, 2014

Beyond the Export Boom: Opportunities for Agribusiness Investment in China

By Catherine Matacic When Howard Wu’s son was born in 2009, he celebrated by doing what many proud Chinese fathers do: he broke into his cache of powdered milk formula. For months before his son’s birth, he had hoarded tins...

/ April 2, 2014