The European Union is looking to further boost agricultural exports to China as the country's rapidly expanding middle class increases demand for high-quality, safe products, according to top EU officials.
Phil Hogan, the European commissioner for agriculture and rural development, says exports of agriproducts to China from the EU rose 33 percent last year.
"I see enormous potential for the next 10 to 15 years for high-quality and safe products, especially for dairy and meat products," he said on the sidelines of the G20 agricultural ministers meeting in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, on June 3.
Hogan says the European Commission expects to see about 50 percent growth in those areas by 2020.
Exports of meat, especially pork, from the EU to China have also increased substantially over the past few months, and Hogan says the trend is expected to continue.
Sunday June 12, 2016/ MoA/ China.