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  1. Prices to make the dead turn in their graves

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... said she could not afford a roast suckling pig as an offering to her ancestors at Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery this year and had been forced to buy some roast pig cuttings instead. She said even the price of roast pig cuttings had gone up about 30 per cent compared with last year. Another grave sweeper, Judy Leung, said she had bought a suckling pig for HK$480 this year, ...

  2. Buried pig massaged and fed back to health

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A pig that survived 36 days in the rubble of the Sichuan earthquake to become a national symbol of survival is well on the road to recovery, regaining half of the 100kg she lost after weeks of gourmet feasting and regular massages. The pig- christened Zhu Jianqiang ('strong-willed, or persistent, pig')- has become a celebrity in her adopted home of Chengdu ...

  3. Sichuan pig farmers brace for shake-out

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... region. Pork prices rose more than 50 per cent last year, reflecting rising international prices of corn, a major feed, and the impact of the deadly blue ear pig disease that killed at least ... to feel the loss of 3.65 million pigs in Sichuan, the country's biggest pork production centre. In addition to the massive stock losses, Sichuan authorities said many sows might fail to mate ...

  4. Deadly harvest

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... in July, the report added. The court was told that Liu had stored the dead bodies at a pig farm he owned before handing them over to Guan, who was responsible for selling them. A verdict ... particularly in rural communities, still regard burial, a widespread tradition in China for several thousand years, as the most respectful way of handling the dead. Villagers believe the interred ...

  5. Pig becomes a hero after surviving 36 days under rubble

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The Sichuan earthquake has created a long list of heroes, but the latest also has to be the least likely- a one-year-old pig that survived 36 days under the rubble in Pengzhou and lost 100kg through its ordeal. Rescuers found the pig alive but a shadow of its former self last Tuesday, under the ruins of the Tuanshan village home of his owner, Wan Xingming. The pig has ...

  6. Glorious mud: Dead Sea brings new life to the skin

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by May George

    ... May George Mud and salt are hardly glamorous in themselves, but the mix of minerals to be found at the Dead Sea has been proven to have superb qualities for revitalising and rejuvenating the skin. Several companies in Hong Kong sell Israeli skincare products made from the mineral-rich algae and mud of the Dead Sea. 'Right now our products are available in Macau at the Wynn ...

  7. Ever sow happy to wallow in Pot Bellied Pigdom

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... teams- the Pot Bellied Pigs, Valley and Aberdeen.' Sporting a team shirt of local tens team the Pot Bellied Pigs, he said: 'In the Pot Bellied Pigs, we play sevens, tens- anything. Just give us a rugby ball and a pitch and we're happy. Once you join the team, you're a Pot Belly for life.' The Pot Bellied Pigs are keen players whose careers on the pitch go back ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pig supply stable Pork supplies have stabilised, with 4,361 pigs imported from the mainland yesterday and 4,700 to be imported today, the Ministry of Commerce estimated. Local farms would add a further 100 pigs, the Food and Health Bureau said. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said on Thursday the ministry had guaranteed that the daily pig supply to Hong Kong would ...

  9. Traders want pig auctions scrapped

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Kelly Chan Pork traders want the new practice of auctioning off live pigs scrapped, saying it has been partly to blame for the hefty rise in pork prices in recent weeks. Instead, they say the government should tighten monitoring over the three pig importers- Ng Fung Hong, Guangnan Hong and the Agriculture Special Zone Development Association- to ensure adequate ...

  10. 101 Things You Wish You'd Invented

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... merchant of death is dead.' The paper may have made a mistake but it persuaded the Swede to rewrite his will and use his fortune to recognise work in physics, chemistry and peace, among other ... but also includes activities related to the subjects addressed: useful for children are the rules behind Pig Latin. Parents would do well to mug up on this secret code too. ...




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