While Americans eat nearly twice as much meat individually as their Chinese counterparts every...
by zhoushuren | Jul 15, 2011
In response to rising prices of pork, China’s Commerce Ministry announced its plan to release 200,000-metric-ton of frozen pork onto the market. The New York Times reports on China’s continued effort to curb...
by Kate Zhao | May 21, 2008
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...
by Kate Zhao | Oct 18, 2007
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 […]
by Morgan Figuers | Sep 6, 2007
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 […]
by Michael Zhao | Aug 26, 2007
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, […]
by Zhaohua Li | Aug 3, 2007
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 […]
by Zhaohua Li | Jul 16, 2007
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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