Hope Lee has over 15 years of market intelligence experience. She brings her analytical skills for corporate strategy, consumer market and technology research to the agricultural reporting. She specialises in a wide range of topics including hot drinks, soft drinks, technology, organics and sustainability.
Prior to Agribusiness, Hope worked for a number of leading market research agency, writing market reports, analyzing corporate performance, data manipulation, forecasting and identifying growth opportunities and white spaces for major multinational companies.
At Agribusiness, Hope covers processed commodities in Asia Pacific, providing insightful analysis on China. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. She has a BA from China’s Shenzhen University - major in Literature and minor in Law; MA in Information Management (Publishing) from Thames Valley University, London.
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China has entered into a recovery stage after a two-month nationwide shutdown. As of March 30, in cities, most foodservice premises remain closed; some are open for reduced hours or serve takeaway only.
The Australian Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Environment has issued a notice (No 31-2020) regarding the requirements of fresh produce imports.
The country has banned any types of rice export from March 24; no new contracts may be signed before March 28. The news has triggered hot discussion in China; industry sources are keeping a close eye on the reaction from other exporters such as Thailand and Pakistan.
As China is cautiously working on the resumption of previous production capacity, the country has stepped up measures to reduce imported cases.
According to the Guangdong Provincial Government, the China Import and Export Fair (the Canton Fair) has been postponed until further notice. It was originally scheduled for April 15. This is a cautious decision to avoid imported cases of Covid-19. There has been a spike in imported cases, in which Chinese travelers and students returned home from infected regions.
Australia has introduced strict measures on border control over Covid-19 since March 20. All travellers entering the country must carry out a self-isolation period for 14 days upon entry. This applies to Australian citizens and permanent residents.