Category: China

China: Work, Worship in Ramadan for Chinese Muslims

| 22/07/2012 | Reply
China: Work, Worship in Ramadan for Chinese Muslims

According to official data, China has 22 million Muslims, most of them are concentrated in Xinjiang, Ningxia, Gansu, and Qinghai regions and provinces. Unofficially, Muslim groups say the number is even higher, 65-100 million.

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Hong Kong: More Halal food offerings

| 05/07/2012 | Reply
Hong Kong: More Halal food offerings

MUSLIMS holidaying in Hong Kong can now erase any worries they have about getting halal food, Halal restaurants are available throughout the city. They will also find it easy to perform prayers as there are many mosques.

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China, Arab countries to hold third economic, trade forum

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
China, Arab countries to hold third economic, trade forum

The third China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum will be held in Northwest China’s city of Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, from September 13-17, with a trade fair for vendors to sell halal food, Muslim commodities and other products.

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China: Traditional Muslim weddings with a twist

| 11/04/2012 | Reply
China: Traditional Muslim weddings with a twist

Mixed marriages, usually involving a Muslim man and Han Chinese woman, are on the rise in Beijing. Urban Muslims now have different wedding choices, but not all of them adhere to Islam.

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Opinion: Can China Make Its Cuisine and Finance Friendly to Muslims?

| 04/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Can China Make Its Cuisine and Finance Friendly to Muslims?

The Hong Kong Tourism Board reports that in recent years, the number of Middle Eastern visitors to the region has grown by as much as 20% annually. How the Chinese have been able to adjust to these Muslim visitors can be seen in Hong Kong, where many of these business people go through.

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Opinion: Food, Not War, Is the Biggest Threat to World Security

| 30/03/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Food, Not War, Is the Biggest Threat to World Security

Even as Iran’s nuclear program raises the likelihood of yet another conflict in the Middle East, the bigger threat is a potential food crisis in the making, says Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute.

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China: China Ningxia Province Seeks Sister City In Indonesia

| 16/03/2012 | Reply
China: China Ningxia Province Seeks Sister City In Indonesia

“On behalf of Ningxia’s foreign affairs office, we express our desire to establish a sister city relationship with one of Indonesia’s cities,” Zhang Yexing, vice director general of Ningxia’s foreign affairs office, told journalists yesterday. Yexing said the Ningxia government is eager to establish cooperation in Halal food production with its sister city in Indonesia.

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Malaysia: Fahim To Develop Halal Integrity Management System In Ningxia Muslim Region

| 09/01/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Fahim To Develop Halal Integrity Management System In Ningxia Muslim Region

Executive Chairman Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad Badawi, of Ibrahim Holdings Bhd, the parent company of Fahim Technologies, said Fahim worked together with the Ningxia provincial government to develop Ningxia as the first hub for its halal integrity management solution in China via a joint-venture company, Ningxia Fahim International Halal Industry Co Ltd.

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China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

With an eye on the small but growing halal food market in China, Malaysia-based Fahim Technologies has expanded its halal integrity solution services to the country’s autonomous Muslim-populated province of Ningxia.

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Opinion: Channeling Halal food potential

| 01/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Channeling Halal food potential

The Halal food trade is heading for a 20 per cent share of world trade in food products in the near future. The market for about 1.4 billion Muslims already exists, so the demand for halal products is now on the rise across the globe.

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China’s Hui Muslims do not feel stigmatized

| 20/11/2011 | Reply
China’s Hui Muslims do not feel stigmatized

Some 10 million Chinese Hui Muslims, or about 50 percent of all Muslims in China, have no major complaints about their ability to practice their religion in communities where they live side-by-side with the majority ethnic group, the Han.

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Indonesia: MUI remains alert amid China’s barrage of halal products

| 09/11/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI remains alert amid China’s barrage of halal products

MUI’s Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM) chief Lukmanul Hakim acknowledged the vast development of the Chinese halal industry, but said that the LPPOM, acting as Indonesia’s halal certification authority, did not see itself engaging in any Chinese cooperation any time soon.

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China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

| 08/11/2011 | 1 Reply
China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

Chinese Muslims have announced plans to develop halal industries to accommodate not just the needs of fellow Chinese Muslims in China but also Muslims in other countries.

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Malaysia: Sozo to set up halal food processing plant in Penang

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Sozo to set up halal food processing plant in Penang

Sozo is banking on tapping Malaysia’s halal food stature in the global arena to penetrate the booming global halal food segment. Sozo Global Ltd, of which Khazanah Nasional Bhd controls a 10.43 per cent stake via Agro Treasures Sdn Bhd, is investing RM15 million to set up a halal processing plant in Penang.

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UAE Eyes on Lucrative Chinese Market amid Euro Debt Crisis

| 08/10/2011 | Reply
UAE Eyes on Lucrative Chinese Market amid Euro Debt Crisis

The large population of China and other Eastern countries as well as the growth in their markets make them a very attractive investment destination not only for the UAE investors but also for Americans and Europeans. As concerns rise over the Euro debt crisis and the global debt crisis mainly in developed countries, investors are becoming more risk averse

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UAE-China: A complementary relationship

| 25/09/2011 | Reply
UAE-China: A complementary relationship

Exhibitors and government representatives at the five-day China-Arab Trade Forum were keen to offer a range of solutions for Arab governments and businesses sitting on heavy cash chests — not least the opportunity to invest in Ningxia, the western province with a 36 per cent Muslim population, as well as joint trade proposals in areas like halal food and development.

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China turns to its Muslims in Arab trade push

| 24/09/2011 | Reply
China turns to its Muslims in Arab trade push

A Halal food company formed 12 years ago in Beijing to cater to the dining requirements of the city’s Muslim community is now Xiangjuzhai Foods Group, and is one of Beijing’s biggest Halal food suppliers. It has been approached by the Chinese government to play a role in its ambitious plans to build a dominant Halal foods export industry to cater to West Asian markets.

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China hopes to broaden Halal food exports

| 24/09/2011 | Reply
China hopes to broaden Halal food exports

The Silk Road was once a dynamic set of trade links connecting Asia, Europe and parts of Africa. Now, the ancient routes may be given new life as Chinese Muslim businessmen follow their ancestors’ footsteps to export halal food to the world.

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China makes dent in halal market

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
China makes dent in halal market

With 22 million Muslims, China has just one-eight of India’s Muslim population. But China has managed to play an effective role in the $500 billion export market for halal food by capitalizing on its influence as the world’s biggest buyer of petroleum products.

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China plans free zone for Arabs

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
China plans free zone for Arabs

The China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum will also look at issues relating to expanding China’s Halal food industry, trading in the yuan and joint financing of major construction projects in the Middle East region including in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

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