Pharmaceutical & Food
Chinese-made Omicron vaccine trials get going2022-05-03
China began clinical trials for a vaccine designed specifically against the Omicron variant in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Sunday, making it the first vaccine of its kind to enter human trials in the world against the highly transmissible COVID-19 strain.
China's food industry posts steady growth in production, sales in Q12022-05-01
China's food industry saw stable expansion in terms of production and sales in the first quarter (Q1) of the year, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed.
TCM proves effective in treatment of elderly COVID patients2022-04-28
Traditional Chinese medicine is playing an effective role in treating elderly COVID-19 patients in Shanghai by helping to prevent their cases from becoming severe and by reducing mortality, experts said.
Vaccines against Omicron approved for clinical trials2022-04-27
Two homegrown Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech have been approved for clinical trials by China's top drug regulator, the two companies said on Tuesday.
Chinese vaccine against Omicron variants to undergo clinical trials2022-04-27
A Chinese inactivated vaccine against Omicron variants was approved for clinical trials by the National Medical Products Administration on Tuesday.
China advances new drug innovations2022-04-25
Thanks to their much-improved innovation capabilities, Chinese pharmaceutical companies, especially those focusing on innovative medicines, are playing an increasingly important role in global new drug development, according to experts and business leaders.
Chinese innovation enhances biopharma sector2022-04-18
Could Chinese pharmaceutical companies help mass-produce certain drugs to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19 that is already in its third year, and thus show that their products can be game-changers? Such a question won't be dismissed in a jiffy anymore, industry insiders said.
China's food industry sees rising profits2022-04-17
China's food industry reported profit growth in the first two months of the year, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) showed.
Eels gaining popularity among more consumers2022-04-13
Braised eel, a main delicacy of Japanese cuisine, has seen sales rising in China recently, as such delicacies, usually sold in packages, have been gaining popularity among more young consumers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
China's appetite grows for ready-made dishes2022-04-13
While 35-year-old Dai Ji loves to host dinner parties, she does not have the same passion for cooking. Lucky for Dai, she can host without hassle thanks to the growing trend and availability of ready-made food.
Trials for new mRNA vaccines greenlighted2022-04-05
Three domestically developed vaccines, including two based on mRNA technology, have recently been approved for clinical trials, according to their makers.
Regulator highlights food safety2022-03-17
The State Administration for Market Regulation said on Wednesday that it has asked local market regulators in Hunan and Henan provinces to thoroughly investigate and severely punish illegal acts in food production and operations as a few serious food safety problems related to pickled cabbage have come to light.
China to replenish pork reserves to stabilize market2022-03-01
China's top economic planner announced Monday to stockpile pork, the country's staple meat, to replenish state reserves, as an index monitoring pork prices have dropped below a warning level.
Turkish food exports to China soar amid expo success2022-02-08
Chinese consumers' growing favor in Turkish food products has translated into an 86 percent increase in exports for most of 2021 following expos organized by China despite the COVID-19 pandemic, industry insiders said.
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