China is not an obvious candidate as a halal food powerhouse. The 26 million-strong Muslim population make up just 2 per cent of China total population, with the vast majority living in Xinjiang and Ningxia provinces in Northwest China, the most underdeveloped part of the country.
China, however, is forging ahead. Under its "One Belt One Road" initiative that aims to recreate the Silk Road land and maritime trade routes, China has sought opportunities for halal trade with Muslim and Arab countries through bilateral trade agreements.
In China's Gansu province, several companies have struck trade agreements with Turkey and Kazakhstan to export manufactured food products, reported Want China Times.
Also see: China Wants to Feed the World’s 1.6 Billion Muslims - https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/05/02/why-china-is-trying-and-failing-to-woo-the-worlds-muslims-with-food-halal-market/