Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The River of Pigs

For the latest installment in his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm visits recent news of more than 3,000 dead pigs found floating in the Huangpu River outside Shanghai. While the cause of the pigs’ death is...

A Media Star Is Born (and It’s a Pig)

While parents whose children died in the Sichuan earthquake are suing government officials and contractors, some lighter post-quake news is being reported, in the form of a miracle pig. From the New York Times blog: In the weeks...

Pig Farming Banned in Dongguan – The Beijing News

A commentary from the Beijing News translated by CDT: From January 1, 2009 onward, pig farming will be banned in all of Dongguan City, a leading manufacturing base in Guangdong Province. A Dongguan official made this announcement at a working conference about cleaning up pollution from the poultry industry. Many counter the government decision, saying […]

Rising Pork Prices in China Signal Pricier Times Worldwide – Keith Bradsher

The soar in the price of pork, along with other meat, this spring may signal the beginning of inflation, according to this story from International Herald Tribune: Few things are as essential to the Chinese as their pigs. From pork spare ribs and mu shu pork to char siu bao – barbecued pork buns – […]



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