This Is A Stickup: Your Pork Or Your Life! - Weird Asia News

First dumplings filled with cardboard, now this:

According to the Shenzhen Jing newspaper, a peddler was robbed of his motorcycle and his load of 125kg of pork.He was on his way to a market in Shenzhen, which lies on the border of Hong Kong.

The suspects rushed from a minibus and threatened him with a knife.

“They took the pork because it was more expensive than the motorcycle,” a local police officer was quoted as saying. [Full Text]

As noted elsewhere in the post, pork prices in China have risen more than 40% in the last year. Causes of the crisis include an increase in the price of veterinary medicine and an ethanol-drive rise in the cost of animal feed.

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