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Cadence Column: Asia, September 23, 2019


China is dipping into its pork reserves while America is largely unaffected by the surge in oil prices. The pork crisis in China started with an outbreak of the African Swine Flu and has been exacerbated by the trade war. China doesn’t have energy independence like America does. Soon, China will have a crisis of … Continue reading

China excludes soybeans and pork from additional tariffs in a huge win for US in trade war


China just announced that it would not be adding additional tariffs to US agricultural goods such as soybeans and pork, marking a huge win for American farmers. The superpower said via the state-owned Xinhua news agency that it would be encouraging Chinese companies to purchase more American agricultural goods after Trump delayed tariffs by two … Continue reading

China’s taste for pork serves up a pollution problem


Fan Jianjun points to a concrete pipe jutting from the lake bank. Sludge spews from its mouth and arcs across the water, the surface bubbling with the bodies of flies. Fan has lived in Houtonglong village all his 31 years. The water was clear, he says, before the pig farm was built and people’s health … Continue reading

US pork rejected after tests by customs in China


The quarantine bureau has rejected a consignment of US pork after tests found traces of a banned drug in meat shipments totalling 103.5 tonnes, but there was no immediate threat of broader retaliatory measures. The March shipments of frozen pork meat and pig parts were found to contain ractopamine, which is banned in China, but … Continue reading

Harmful addictive food additive on sale in Nanjing, China


Jiangsu Satellite TV reports that there is a pork additive on sale in Nanjing called “King of Kings of Pork Seasoning” that gives stewed pork a special flavour, but is addictive like poppy. A chef told the reporter the additive was banned by law and he never ate pork seasoned with such additive, but the … Continue reading

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