Swine Disease Crisis in China
Pork crisis sparks China inflation fears
— by Richard McGregor in Beijing & Jamil Anderlini in Hong Kong
A disease killing millions of pigs in China has sharply lifted the price of pork, the country´s staple meat, fuelling fears about inflation and prompting calls from Beijing´s top leadership for increased production of the meat.
Wen Jiabao, the premier, provided confirmation of the seriousness of the crisis with a weekend visit to a market in Shaanxi, where he said farmers should help “resolve the problem” of providing meat for China´s 1.3bn people.… Read the rest