The market that is the largest in the world for pork was opened up following years of negotiations.
The shipment was loaded up on Tuesday and went from the Tulip cold store at Brierley Hill in teh West Midlands.
Sales and export manager Martin Sauer said: "This is an important step not only for Tulip but also for the British pig industry.
"The Chinese market is huge -the biggest in the world - and there will be scope to expand it in years to come."
BPEX chairman Stewart Houston, who was involved in the negotiations to open the market, said: "It is very important to us.
It is a market that could easily be worth £50 million a year in the not too far distant future."
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