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Yoghurt soars as China develops new dairy foothold

By RJ Whitehead

Cheaper production costs and higher quality products have led foreign companies to dominate most Chinese dairy markets, but high margins and booming demand have put local firms in pole position in the yoghurt market.

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Smithfield Foods to open marketplace on JD.com

By RJ Whitehead

China-owned pork giant Smithfield Foods will sell its products on China’s second-biggest e-commerce portal in a three-way deal with Henan Shuanghui Investment and Development.