Sino-File

Raising the steaks
Jul 21, 2017 (WiC 375)
“If we could achieve the same sort of market share in China as we’ve achieved in other countries, that could mean a potential 20% increase in the exports of beef from Nebraska”

The governor of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts, tells China Daily that the first of his state’s beef was recently flown to Shanghai, after the 14-year ban was lifted on US exports of the meat to China. He said beef exports to China could add $200 million annually to the Nebraskan economy.

Trade talks
Jul 14, 2017 (WiC 374)
“I credit it to the wisdom of our president [Rodrigo Duterte] to really be more realistic and practical, to consider the positive points of having a relationship with China renewed”

The Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez lauds a 34% year-on-year increase in the country’s exports to China. He told the South China Morning Post this was down to taking a “realistic and practical” approach to disputes over islands in the South China Sea.

Birthday message
Jul 7, 2017 (WiC 373)
“In today’s world, if any party, country and people should be proud, the CCP, the PRC and the Chinese people have the most reasons to be proud”

President Xi Jinping celebrates the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 96th birthday. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) came into being in 1949.

The next chapter
Jun 30, 2017 (WiC 372)
“Our cooperation with China Mobile is not only on devices, but also on content and services. Digital reading is now favoured by Chinese readers”

Brian Aitken, general manager of Amazon Reading, discusses the e-commerce giant’s latest push in China: the launch of a new Kindle device. The Kindle X Migu e-reader will combine access to 460,000 Kindle e-books with 400,000 literary titles from China Mobile subsidiary Migu. China Mobile says China’s digital reading market now has 300 million users and will grow more than 20% this year.