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                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT


         AGREEMENT, dated this 1st day of February 1999, by and between China
Resources Development, Inc., a limited company incorporated in the State of
Nevada (the "Company"), and Tam Cheuk Ho (the "Employee")


         WHEREAS, the Company is a limited company incorporated in the State of
Nevada which beneficially holds 61% interests in Hainan Zhongwei Agricultural
Resources Company Limited, a joint stock company incorporated in the People's
Republic of China (the "PRC") which, through the operating subsidiaries, markets
and distributes natural rubber and rubber products in the PRC and sources a wide
range of commodities and production materials for sale in the PRC.

         WHEREAS, the Company desires to retain the ongoing services of the
Employee, and the Employee desires to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of
the Company or such capacities as the Company shall from time to time determine.

         WHEREAS, the Employee is, and will be, employed by the Company in a
confidential relationship wherein the Employee, in the course of his employment
with the Company, has, and will, become familiar with and aware of information
as to the specific manner of doing business and the customers of the Company and
its affiliates and future plans with respect thereto, all of which has been
established and maintained, and will be established and maintained, at great
expense to the Company.

         WHEREAS, the Employee recognizes that the Company's business is
dependent upon a number of trade secrets, the protection of which is of critical
importance to the Company.

         WHEREAS, the Company will sustain great loss and economic damage if
during the term of this Agreement or the Employee's employment with the Company,
or for a period of one (1) year immediately following the termination of the
Agreement or the Employee's employment, for any reason, the Employee should
violate the provisions of Paragraphs 3 or 4 of this Agreement.

         WHEREAS, monetary damages for such losses would be extremely difficult
to measure.

         WHEREAS, the Company and the Employee desire to formally evidence their
relationship and the terms of employment.

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, terms,
covenants and conditions set forth herein, and the performance of each, it is
hereby agreed as follows:

                                    ARTICLE 1
                              Employment and Duties

         1.01 Employment. The Company hereby employs the Employee in such
positions as may be assigned to the Employee or may be taken from the Employee
from time to time at the discretion of the Board of Directors ("Board") of the
Company. The Employee hereby accepts his employment upon the terms ad conditions
herein contained and agrees to devote his time, attention and efforts to promote
and further the business and services of the Company. The Employee shall
faithfully adhere to, execute and fulfill all policies established by the


         1.02 Duties. The Employee shall perform such duties, assume such
responsibilities and devote such time, attention and energy to the business of
the Company as the Board shall from time to time require and shall not, during
the term of his employment hereunder, be engaged in any other business activity
pursued for gain, profit and other pecuniary advantage if such activity
interferes with the Employee's duties and responsibilities hereunder. However,
the foregoing limitations shall not be construed as prohibiting the Employee
from making personal investments in such form or manner as will neither require
his services in the operation or affairs of the companies or enterprises in
which such investments are made nor violate the terms of Paragraphs 3 or 4
hereof. The Employee is further expressly authorized to provide services to, be
employed by, and receive compensation from any of the Company's affiliates;
provide, however, that such services hereunder, and provided further that any
such services do not violate the provision Paragraphs 3 or 4 hereof.

         1.03 Custody of Company Funds. All funds received by the Employee on
behalf of the Company, if any, shall be held in trust for the Company and shall
be delivered to the Company as soon as practical after receipt.

                                   ARTICLE II

         2.01 Base Salary. From and after the execution of this Agreement, the
Company shall pay a base salary to the Employee in the amount of HK$1,800,000
per year, payable on a monthly basis. The base salary shall be adjusted on each
anniversary during the term of this Agreement to reflect the change in the
Consumer Price Index since the previous anniversary or by such greater amount as
the Board of Directors may determine.

         2.02 Expenses Reimbursement. The Company shall reimburse the Employee
for all reasonable travel, entertainment and other expenses related to his
employment by, or promotion of, the Company, the Employee shall provide a
written accounting and explanation of all expenses for which reimbursement is
sought on a monthly basis and the Company shall reimburse all such expenses
within ten (10) days following receipt of each written accounting.

         2.03 Bonuses. The Employee shall be entitled to such bonuses as the
Bard shall determine from time to time in accordance with Company policy and at
the sole discretion of the Board.

         2.04 Plan Participation. The Employee shall be entitled to participate
tin any and all stock option, stock bonus, pension, profit sharing, retirement
or other similar plans adopted by the Company or its parent company.

                                   ARTICLE III
              Non-Disclosure Agreement and Proprietary Information.

         3.01 Proprietary Information. The Employee recognizes and acknowledges
that the information, techniques, processes, developments, work in progress,
business, list of the Company's customers and any other trade secret or other
secret or confidential information relating to Company's businesses as they may
exist from time to time, are valuable, special and unique assets of Company's
business. In addition, the Employee recognizes that the Company is continually
engaged in research, design and development of new products and innovations and
improvements to the information, techniques, processes, development trade
secrets, and other secrets and confidential matters relating to the Company's
businesses. Therefore, the Employee agrees as follows:

         D.       That the Employee will hold in strictest confidence and not
                  disclose, reproduce, publish or use in many manner, whether
                  during or subsequent to his employment, without the express
                  authorization of the Board of Directors of the Company, any
                  information, design, manufacturing technique, process,
                  business customer lists, trade secrets or any other secrets or
                  confidential matter relating to any aspect of Company's
                  business as designated from time to time by the Board of


                  Directors of Company, except as such disclosure or use may be
                  required in connection with Employee's work for the Company.

         E.       That upon request or at the time of leaving the employ of the
                  Company the employee will deliver to the Company, and not keep
                  or deliver to anyone else, any and all notes, memoranda,
                  documents and, in general, any and all material relating to
                  the Company's business.

         F.       That the Board of Directors of the Company may from time to
                  time designate other subject matters requiring confidentiality
                  and secrecy which shall be deemed to be covered by the terms
                  of this Agreement. However, any such matters must be mutually
                  agreed upon by both the Board and the Employee.

         3.02 Breach. In the event of a breach or threatened breach by the
Employee of the provisions of Paragraph 3.01, the Company shall be entitled to
an injunction:

         C.       Restraining the Employee from disclosing, in whole or in part,
                  any information described in Paragraph 3.01 or from rendering
                  any services to any person, firm, corporation association or
                  other entity to whom such information, in whole or in part,
                  ahs been disclosed or is threatened to be disclosed; and/or

         D.       Requiring that the Employee deliver to the Company all
                  information, documents, notes, memoranda any and all
                  discoveries or other material as described above upon the
                  Employee's leave of the employment of the Company. Nothing
                  herein shall be construed as prohibiting the Company from
                  pursuing other remedies available to the Company for such
                  breach or threatened breach, including the recovery of damages
                  from the Employee.

                                   ARTICLE IV
                               Terms; Terminations

         4.01 Term. This Agreement shall be for a term of two (2) years
commencing on 1st February, 1999 and shall continue thereafter unless and until
terminated by either the Company or the Employee as herein provided.

         4.02 Termination. This Agreement and Employee's employment may be
terminated in any one of the following ways:

         E.       The death of Employee shall terminate the Agreement.

         F.       The Employee shall be entitled to terminate the Agreement by 3
                  months' notice in writing to the Company if any money payable
                  by the Company to the Employee under or pursuant to this
                  Agreement is not paid in full by the Company to the Employee
                  within a period of thirty (30) days from any written demand by
                  the Employee for the payment thereof.

         G.       The Company may terminate the Agreement after thirty (30) days
                  written notice to Employee for good cause, including, but
                  without limitation (i) the Employee's material breach of this
                  Agreement; (ii) the material default of the Company or its
                  affiliates in performing their obligations under contacts with
                  other persons or business entities if directly caused by
                  Employee; (iii) if, because of illness or physical or mental
                  disability or other incapacity which continues for a period in
                  excess of six (6) months, the Employee is unable to perform
                  his duties under this Agreement; (iv) the Employee's fraud
                  with respect to the business or affairs of the Company or its


                  affiliates or if the Employee is convicted of a felony; or (v)
                  alcohol or drug abuse by the Employee.

         H.       This Agreement will be terminated upon (i) the sale by the
                  Company of all or substantially all of its assets to a bona
                  fide third party purchaser(s); (ii) the sale, exchange or
                  disposition in one transaction of fifty percent (50%) or more
                  of the outstanding voting securities of the Company to a bona
                  fide third party purchaser; (iii) a bona fide decision by the
                  Company to terminated its business and liquidate its assets;
                  or (iv) the merger or consolidation of the Company in a
                  transaction wherein the shareholders of the Company hold less
                  than fifty percent (50%) of the post-transaction shares of the
                  surviving entity.

         4.03 Rights of Termination; Severance Payments. Upon termination of
this Agreement and the Employee's employment, the Employee shall be entitled to
receive all compensation earned under this Agreement to the date of termination.
In the event of termination pursuant to Paragraph 4.02C, the Employee shall be
entitled to, and the Company shall pay the Employee, severance pay in al amount
equal to one years' pay payable within 10 days of termination.

         In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason provided
in this Article V, other than Paragraph 4.02C or if the Employee resigns prior
to this expiration of the term of this Agreement, except as provided above, all
rights and obligations of the Company and Employee under this Agreement shall
cease immediately, except that the Employee's obligations under Paragraph 3.01,
3.01 and 4.01 herein shall survive such termination and thereafter Employee
shall have no right to receive any compensation hereunder except as set forth in
this Paragraph, or to the extent Employee is prohibited from competing under
3.01, compensation shall continue for the non-compete period.

                                    ARTICLE V
                         Representations of the Employee

         The Employee has represented and hereby represents and warrants to the
Company that he is not subject to any restriction or non-competition covenant in
favor of a former employer or any other person or entity and that the execution
of this Agreement by the Employee and his employment by the Company or its
affiliates and the performance of his duties hereunder will not violate or be a
breach of any agreement with former employer or any other person or entity.
Further, the Employee agrees to indemnify the Company and its affiliates for any
claim, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees and expenses of
investigation, by any such third party that such third party may now have or may
hereafter come to have against the Company or its affiliates based upon or
arising out of any non-competition agreement or invention and secrecy agreement
between the Employee and such third party.

                                   ARTICLE VI

         The Employee shall (in addition to normal public holidays) be entitled,
at the discretion of the Company to 21 working days paid holiday in each year
during the term of his employment as such time or times as the Company may

                                   ARTICLE VII

         7.01 Complete Agreement. This Agreement is not a promise of future
employment. There are no oral representations, understandings or agreements with
the Company or any of its officers, directors or representatives covering the
same subject matter as this Agreement. This written Agreement is the final,
complete and exclusive statement and expression of the agreement between the
Company and the Employee and of all the terms of this Agreement and it cannot be
varied, contradicted or supplemented by evidence of any prior or contemporaneous
oral or written agreements. Furthermore, this Agreement supersedes any and all


prior agreements. This written agreement may not be later modified except by a
further writing signed by the Company and the Employee, and no term of this
Agreement may be waived except by writing signed by the party waiving the
benefit of such terms.

         7.02 No Waiver. No waiver by the parties hereto of any default or
breach of any term, condition or covenant of this Agreement shall be deemed to
be a waiver of any subsequent default or breach of the same or any other term,
condition or covenant contained herein.

         7.03 Assignment; Binding Effect. Employee understands that he has been
selected for employment by the Company on the basis of his personal
qualifications, experience and skills. The Employee agrees, therefore, that this
Agreement and the rights to his services may be assigned by the Company to
another member of the Company's affiliated group at any time without notice to
him, but that he cannot assign all or any portion of this Agreement. Subject to
the preceding two sentences, this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to
the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors and
assigns. It is further understood and agreed that the Company may be merged or
consolidated with another entity and that any such entity shall automatically
succeed to the rights, powers and duties of the Company hereunder.

         7.04 Notice. Whenever any notice is required hereunder, it shall be
given in writing addressed as follows:

To the Company:   Room 2005, 20/F., Universal Trade Centre, 3-5A Arbuthnot Road,
                  Central, Hong Kong.

To the Employee:  14 A2, Wilshire Towers, 200 Tin Hau Temple Street, North
                  Point, Hong Kong

         Notice shall be deemed given and effective ten (10) days (if overseas)
or three (3) days (if local) after the deposit in the mail of a writing
addressed as above and sent first class mail, certified, return receipt
requested, or when actually received. Either party may change the address for
notice by notifying the other party of such change in accordance with this
Section 7.04.

         7.05 Severability; Headings. If any portion of this Agreement is held
invalid or inoperative, the other portions of this Agreement shall be deemed
valid and operative and, so far as is reasonable and possible, effect shall be
given to the intent manifested by the portion held invalid or inoperative. The
paragraph headings herein are for reference purposes only and are not intended
in any way to describe, interpret, define or limit the extent or intent of this
Agreement or of any part hereof.

         7.06 Arbitration. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating
to this Agreement or the breach thereof shall be settled by arbitration in the
State of Nevada.

         7.07 Governing Law. This Agreement shall in all respects be construed
according to the laws of the State of Nevada.

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the
day and date herein first set forth.


By: /s/ Ching Lung Po
    Name: Ching Lung Po
    Title : Chairman of the Board


/s/ Tam Cheuk Ho
Tam Cheuk Ho