The Japanese government said earlier this month that it hopes to double the country’s output of wagyu beef, know for its tenderness and marbled fat, to 300,000 tonnes by the financial year of 2035 to meet rising overseas demand. Photo: Bloomberg

China lifts 18-year-old ban on Japanese beef imports as Beijing seeks to warm trade ties with Tokyo

  • The removal of the ban on Japanese cows under 30 months old came before this week’s visit to China by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
  • China announced it will reduce tariffs on frozen pork from 2020, while also confirming pork imports in November surged more than 150 per cent from a year ago
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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The Japanese government said earlier this month that it hopes to double the country’s output of wagyu beef, know for its tenderness and marbled fat, to 300,000 tonnes by the financial year of 2035 to meet rising overseas demand. Photo: Bloomberg
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.