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.