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China Feels After-Effects of Economic Stimulus

At the Los Angeles Times, David Pierson examines the hangover from China’s efforts to combat the 2008 financial crisis, beginning in a gleaming but deserted shopping mall in Beijing: “It gets better on...

Fallout From China’s Quake Could Include Inflation

From Los Angeles Times: The powerful earthquake that rattled Sichuan province is not expected to hamper China’s economic growth, but it could ripple through the economy in one significant way: inflation. Sichuan accounts...

Year Of The Pig Takes A Positive Turn – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times: The stench filling the air outside the Good Breeding pig farm in an otherwise bucolic mid-autumn day on Beijing’s rural outskirts is the best news Li Yongqiang has had for nearly a year. After cutting production in 2006 because of rising feed costs and low pork prices, Mr Li late last year […]

Biotech Will Help China Reclaim Land, Grow Food – Andy Mukherjee

China is investing heavily in biotechnology, hoping to feed its growing population in the coming decades. From Bloomberg: Diversion of food crops to biofuels has finally caught the attention of policy makers in China. Even as the country seeks to use 10 million tons of bio- ethanol and 2 million tons of bio-diesel annually by […]

Zero-profit Pork Alliance Running Out of Moral Steam – The Beijing News

Here’s a socialist approach to cooling down the recent pork price surge. But it’s not quite working before it is bound to collapse. Translated from a compiled report by the Beijing News: More than 150 supermarket stores in western China’s Chongqing city made a bold move by binding together in a noble cause to reverse, […]

China Launches Food Price Investigation – AP

Following Caijing Magazine’s recent expos√© on price fixing by naughty food cartels, the government announces plans to suss the problem. AP via the International Herald Tribune: Investigators will look into why prices of grain, vegetable oil, pork, beef, mutton, and poultry are rising so fast, the National Development and Reform Commission said on its Web […]

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 […]

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