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Richardson disputes China claim of ‘hazardous pests’ in canola

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing/Chicago | Reuters — Canadian agribusiness Richardson International said on Wednesday that canola it shipped to China met regulatory requirements after a Chinese official charged that “hazardous pests” were found in samples taken recently from Canadian canola imports. Beijing this month cancelled Richardson’s registration to ship Canadian canola to China, the world’s top importer of […] Read more

U.S. soybeans stay on China’s retaliation list for Trump tariffs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Washington/Beijing | Reuters — U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on US$50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind. Trump laid out a list of more than […] Read more


China delays new canola rules in late reprieve for Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing | Reuters –– China agreed on Wednesday to delay introducing stricter rules on shipments of canola from Canada while both countries work to end a months-long trade spat over sales of the oilseed, offering an 11th-hour temporary reprieve for Canada’s farmers. Just a day before the new standards were due to go into force, […] Read more

Blaze at locked Chinese poultry plant kills 119

Reading Time: 3 minutes A blaze at a locked poultry slaughterhouse in northeast China killed at least 119 people on Monday with several still unaccounted for, officials and state media said, triggering online outrage in a country with a grim record on fire safety. The fire broke out just after dawn near Dehui in Jilin province. The provincial government […] Read more