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Singapore Gears Up To Serve China's Halal Market

China lacks the standards and certification framework needed to serve its local halal demand, presenting opportunities for foreign exports and expertise to tap the nation’s $21 billion halal market, as estimated by Euromonitor International.

Enter Singapore, whose stringent food safety standards, internationally recognized halal certification and close business links with China make it a good fit to serve the People’s Republic’s growing halal industry.

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Fake Halal Imports Angers China's Muslims

Uyghurs say Chinese companies are passing goods off as halal products imported from Muslim countries.

The products with foreign labels marking them Islamic-compliant are popular among Uyghurs who distrust the certification by China’s state-run Islamic body, sources in Xinjiang said.
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The World's Fastest-Growing population is also a Massively Untapped Food and Fashion Market

Imagine a group of more than 1 billion consumers who are underserved in the conventional marketplace yet eager to purchase goods that suit their particular lifestyle. Wouldn't you want in?

A report by Euromonitor estimates that Muslims will make uo mpre than a quarter of the world's population by 2030. According to The Economist, the global Islamic Market was worth over $3.6 trillion in 2013, and the market is projected to be worth over $5 trillion by 2020.
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Huge Potential for Halal Products in China

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, located at northwest of China, is a huge market for halal products. Ningxia is home to 6.68 million population, of which 4.2 million or 63.1% are Han Chinese, 2.4 million or 36.1% are Hui ethnic minority while the remaining 56,000 population or 0.8% comprise the other 47 ethnic minorities such as Manchu, Mongolian and Zhang. 

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Domestic Demand for Better Food Standards Drive China’s $17 Billion Halal Sector

China’s estimated $17 billion halal food sector is growing fast with demand primarily driven by Chinese consumers placing greater trust in halal food following recent food scandals, especially in milk. As new players enter the market, and Malaysia seeks to develop China’s halal capabilities, what opportunities are there for new players to enter the halal industry in China?

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Shaanxi to Set-Up Global Halal


China’s Yangling Demonstration Zone in Shaanxi province, a national level agro-science industrial area, is planning to set up a global halal park to lure overseas producers so as to capture a slice of the world’s US$2.3tril (RM9.28tril) halal market.

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Xi’an Readies for Key Role in ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative

Economic development in Xi’an has long lagged behind China’s coastal cities due to its relatively inaccessible inland location. Now, the city has taken advantage of the opportunity to become the starting point of the Silk Road Economic Belt, an initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, to refashion itself into China’s largest inland port and logistics center.

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Xi’an Malaysia’s Halal Gateway into China

Malaysia views Xi’an, the capital of western China’s Shaanxi province, as the gateway to enter China’s vast halal market, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry. But other provinces around Shaanxi are also in need of halal products.

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China Aims to Change Perceptions of Halal Busines

Estimated at around 1 to 2% of the population, Muslims are very much in the minority in China and concentrated in regions including Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Gansu province, Qinghai province and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Yet this small percentage still translate into a population of more than 20 million people, representing a sizable market for local and foreign enterprises in halal food and other products.

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