BEIJING - China's agriculture ministry Monday confirmed a new case of African swine fever in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The disease was detected in a total of 120 pigs transported to a slaughterhouse in Cencheng town, Cenxi city, with the viral disease infecting two pigs and killing a further two, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, citing a report from the China animal disease prevention and control center. Local authorities have initiated an emergency response to block and cull all affected pigs in the slaughterhouse and disinfect the venue. The transport of all pigs in and out of the blocked area is forbidden, the ministry said. African swine fever is believed to infect only pigs, and no humans or other species have thus far been infected. China reported its first case of the disease in August 2018 in the northeastern province of Liaoning. Later outbreaks have been reported in several other provincial regions. … [Read more...] about New African swine fever case reported in S China
BEIJING -- China has stepped up its crackdown on the illegal production, selling and use of "test, home-made and smuggled" vaccines for African swine fever, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) Monday. As of now, no country, including China, has approved a vaccine for African swine fever to go to market, so any African swine fever vaccines that appear on the market are illegal and will be disposed of, an official with the MARA said in an interview with Xinhua. Manufacturers and sellers of the illegal veterinary vaccines will face maximum legal penalties and have their production and business licenses revoked, while workshops with no licenses will be destroyed and their production facilities and illegal gains will be confiscated. In addition, pigs which test positive for any illegal vaccines should be culled. The MARA has been supporting and encouraging legitimate scientific research institutions and enterprises to work on the prevention and control measures … [Read more...] about China toughens crackdown on illegal African swine fever vaccines
CR929 plane will be able to fly 12,000 kilometers and carry 280 passengers The largest joint effort between China and Russia in the aviation industry-building the CR929 long-range wide-body jetliner-has begun looking for suppliers, according to Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC). The company also said in a statement distributed to reporters at the International Aviation and Space Salon 2019 in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, that the CR929 project is now in the preliminary design stage and is proceeding well. Next, project teams from China and Russia will deepen cooperation to boost research and development of the jumbo jetliner, it added. COMAC brought a 1:1 model of the CR929's forward fuselage, consisting of the cockpit and a short section of the passenger cabin, to the Russian air show, which ran from last Tuesday to Sunday. It was the first time the Chinese airliner manufacturer displayed a large-size model of the CR929 overseas, the company said. Russian President Vladimir Putin … [Read more...] about Aircraft firm reports progress in China’s joint jetliner project
LIVERMORE (CBS SF/AP) — Caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, Northern California wine merchants like Wente Winery’s Michael Parr have seen shipments to the Asian nation slow to a trickle. “We could no longer compete, especially with countries with free trade agreements like Chile and Australia, our two largest competitors,” said Parr, who is the vice president of international sales at Livermore-based Wente Vineyards, one of the first U.S. winemakers to export to China 25 years ago. Parr said that Wente has “not shipped a single bottle of wine to China’’ since the latest Chinese tariffs took effect in June. The 16-month dispute between the world’s two biggest economies has nothing to do with wine. The Trump administration accuses China of stealing U.S. technology and forcing American companies to hand over trade secrets and has slapped tariffs on more than $360 billion worth of Chinese imports. … [Read more...] about Trade War Tariffs Slow Sales Of California Wine To China To A Trickle
Email Four Corners By Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Mario Christodoulou, Sashka Koloff, Lauren Day, Echo Hui, Background Briefing Updated November 04, 2019 14:32:03 Photo: Four Corners has uncovered widespread collaborations between Australia's leading universities and Chinese entities involved in Beijing's surveillance apparatus. (Four Corners) Related Story: The Chinese Communist Party's power and influence in Australia Related Story: China is tracking its citizens. But is Australia helping? Related Story: Government MPs alarmed over Chinese influence at Australian universities Map: Australia Australia's top universities could be aiding the Chinese Communist Party's mission to develop mass surveillance and military technologies, amid rising concerns from Australian intelligence agencies that they are putting national security at risk. Key pointsLeading Australian universities have research collaborations with Chinese companies that have been blacklisted by the … [Read more...] about Are Australian universities putting our national security at risk by working with China?
BRASILIA - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday China is fully confident in China-Brazil cooperation and stands ready to achieve common prosperity with Brazil. Xi made the remarks when meeting here with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Noting that Bolsonaro paid a successful state visit to China in October, Xi said the consensus reached by the two sides is being actively implemented. At the recently concluded second China International Import Expo (CIIE), the transaction volume of Brazilian businesses grew 3.6 times compared with that at the first CIIE last year, Xi said, calling the results gratifying. As the largest emerging-market country in the eastern and western hemispheres, respectively, Xi said, China and Brazil share broad common interests. China is optimistic about Brazil's development prospects and fully confident in bilateral cooperation, Xi said, adding that China stands ready to share development experience and gains with Brazil, so as to achieve common … [Read more...] about China ready to achieve common prosperity with Brazil: Xi