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New air deal with China: 2015 off to a flying start for Australian tourism

DFAT, 23 January 2015

Under the new arrangements, Australian and Chinese airlines will be able to immediately operate up to 26,500 seats per week between Australia’s major gateway cities and Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou – an increase of 4,000 weekly seats or around 18% on these routes.
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The new normal of Chinese growth

East Asia Forum, 22 January 2015

2015 will likely see the Chinese economy achieving slower but steady growth of about 7 percent or even a little bit higher, which is still higher than other major economies, despite the downside pressures.
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Programme by CAPPMA and Other Organizations to Facilitate Retails in Sustainable Seafood

CAPPMA, 8 January 2015

On 13 December 2014, the CAPPMA, the China Chain Store & Franchise Association (CCFA), the WWF and the MSC held the meeting of the Sustainable Seafood Working Group, on tasks including the purchase of sustainable seafood from retailers.
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Bluefin Tuna Attracts China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation to Shares of Private Wanxiang Group, 17 January 2015

In 2014, Zhejiang Ocean Family Co. Ltd imported more than 1200 Bluefin Tunas into China form Japan. Mr Zeng expects that the company will import more than 1500 this year.
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Canadian Seafood Delegation Visited CAPPMA

CAPPMA, 15 January 2015

The Canadian delegation expressed thanks for the visit to be organized by CAPPMA for Chinese processing companies to Canada. The Canadians asked what seafood species the Chinese processing companies would be interested in, and where the companies are located in China.
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China Cuisine Association United with Thai Charoen Pokphand Group in Facilitating the Development of Catering Industry in China

China Cuisine Association, 1 December 2014

The China Cuisine Association and the Thai Charoen Pokphand Group would cooperate in one million median and small-sized restaurants, at an annual turnover of one trillion RMB yuan, to create 50 famous brands of chain restaurants in China, and 5 to 10 famous brands in the world.
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South Korea’s Latest Foodie Fad: Lobsters

The Korea Times, 26 January 2015

Thanks to the FTA, U.S.  lobster exports to Korea have overtaken Canada’s, which are burdened with higher tariffs.
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