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A Chinese woman drinks wine during a tasting at Peterson’s Winery in the Hunter Valley, located north of Sydney in Australia, February 14, 2018.

For Australian winemakers, Chinese relationships are bearing fruit

Chinese wealth is translating into big market opportunities Down Under

Wang Zhe, a wealthy Chinese businessman from Guangzhou, liked his glass of decade-old Chardonnay at an Australian winery so much he wanted more. So he asked to buy the entire vintage. It was the sort of offer, made over roast lamb and vegetables at a dinner in Wang’s honour, that has sent Australian wine exports

Post tucks into British breakfast cereal Weetabix

London/Shanghai/New York | Reuters — Post Holdings is buying leading British breakfast cereal brand Weetabix from China’s Bright Food Group for 1.4 billion pounds (C$2.4 billion), giving the U.S.-focused company a European base on which to build. The combination will help Post’s existing brands, which include Honey Bunches of Oats and Grape-Nuts, to expand overseas,


Health officers in protective clothing cull poultry at a wholesale market, as trade in live poultry was suspended after a spot check at a local street market revealed the presence of H7N9 bird flu virus, in Hong Kong June 7, 2016.

Chinese consumers seem to shrug off deadly bird flu outbreak

Repeated issues with the outbreaks have led citizens of the country to become less alarmed about warnings

Four years ago, a bird flu outbreak in China killed at least three dozen people, triggered mass poultry culling, put masks on millions of Chinese faces and hammered shares in fast-food and travel companies. This winter, more than 100 people have died, but few birds have been slaughtered, there are few masks on the streets


Two new bird flu cases in China amid poultry crackdown

Two more people have contracted bird flu in Shanghai, China’s health ministry said on Saturday, as authorities closed live poultry markets and culled birds to combat a new virus strain that has killed six people. State-run Xinhua news agency said authorities planned to slaughter birds at two live poultry markets in Shanghai and another in