China Intensifies War on Plastic Bags

China is opening new fronts in its campaign against “white pollution”, including an expansion of the existing ban on free plastic bags. From the AFP: Bookstores and pharmacies nationwide will soon be forbidden to...

Fred Gale and Thomas Reardon: China’s supermarkets present export opportunity

From The Asia Times Online: The lightning-fast emergence of supermarkets over the past decade may be the final piece of the China market puzzle. Rising incomes and an expanding urban middle class are setting the stage for China’s development as a market for imported foods. Until recently, many exporters eyeing the Chinese market fled in […]

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