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  1. News - China Insider - AGRICULTURE

    Floating dead pigs resurface in China rivers

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 01:33pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The nightmare of dead-pig dumping in waterways near Shanghai has returned to haunt China's river inhabitants, despite government vows to crack down on the practice. In the months since authorities fished out more than 10,000 dead pigs from Huangpu River and its tributaries in March, farmers still appear to be disposing of the carcasses the same way. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1294411/floating-dead-pigs-resurface-china-rivers
  2. News - China

    Video: NBC's Jay Leno jokes about China's dead pigs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 03:16pm by Amy Li

    ... Jay Leno, the host of NBC's popular The Tonight Show with Jay Leno  recently joked about recent reports of dead pigs being left to float in China's rivers.    China's dead pigs are making a name for themselves overseas. Some four minutes into the video, Leno says: "It seems the number of dead pigs found floating in a river in Shanghai has risen to over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1197168/video-nbcs-jay-leno-jokes-about-chinas-dead-pigs
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Question on pigs' disposal cost gets evasive reply from minister

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com How to hog the spotlight and evade the ‘P’ word Civil Affairs Minister Li Liguo probably knew he would be asked how nearly 6,000 dead pigs ended up floating in Shanghai's Huangpu River. At the National People's Congress yesterday, Li and vice-ministers Jiang Li and Dou Yupei arrived prepared- well, sort of. When asked whether it was true the pigs were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1190123/question-pigs-disposal-cost-gets-evasive-reply-minister
  4. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Will dumping of dead pigs make officials clean up their act?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan Jiaxing and Shanghai have long turned a blind eye to dumping of carcasses, and they're unlikely to have learned their lesson What dead pigs in rivers say about official respect for laws Neither Shanghai nor Jiaxing, in Zhejiang province, have apologised or punished officials since the first of more than 16,000 dead pigs started turning up in the Huangpu River ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1197553/will-dumping-dead-pigs-make-officials-clean-their-act
  5. News - China

    Dead pigs turn up in Shanghai's water supply

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Carcasses drift down from farming areas on Shanghai's Huangpu River Dead pigs turn up in city's water supply The agriculture and environmental protection departments in Shanghai's Songjiang district have pulled more than 3,300 dead pigs out of the Huangpu River, which flows through the municipality, in the past week. Porcine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1188764/dead-pigs-turn-citys-water-supply
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Pig carcasses in river result of weather and illnesses, not epidemic: officials

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan, MANDY ZUO

    ... or the weather, not an outbreak of disease, pig collectors and villagers say. Jiaxing, about 100 kilometres upstream from Shanghai, is the suspected source of the nearly 6,000 dead pigs retrieved recently from the Huangpu River, which flows through the heart of the country's largest city. A government crackdown last year on an underground market for dead pigs that were butchered for illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1190127/pig-carcasses-river-result-weather-and-illnesses-not-epidemic-officials
  7. News - China

    Illegal Zhejiang pork already in food chain

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Just when the scandal surrounding the dumping of dead pigs into a primary drinking water source seemed to be drawing to a close, state-run television station has revealed that illegally processed pigs have been making their way to dining tables for years. Illegal dealers in Zhejiang’s Jiaxing city had purchased dead pigs from breeders and resold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1199550/illegal-jiaxing-pork-already-food-chain
  8. News - China

    Tough times force Zhejiang fishermen to become ‘pig removers’

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 02:24pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Instead of trying to catch fish in China’s polluted waters, fishermen in Zhejiang have been given an unpleasant new task – removing dead pigs from local ... Jiaxing villager Xu Yumei explained that after long hours of fishing last Thursday she sold her catch for less than 30 yuan. Last year, Xu was offered a 150 yuan a day to remove dead pigs from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1194560/tough-times-force-zhejiang-fishermen-become-pig-removers
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Two weeks on and still no answers on source of dead pigs found in Shanghai river

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... after dead pigs were first found in Shanghai's Huangpu River, questions about who dumped them, where, and how they died still remain unanswered. So far, about 9,800 dead pigs have been ... safe. The authorities also said that no pork from dead pigs was discovered in markets. Jiaxing, which Shanghai's government has said is the source of the carcasses, insisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1194046/two-weeks-and-still-no-answers-source-dead-pigs-found-shanghai-river
  10. News - China

    Pressure grows in Shanghai over dead pigs in Huangpu River

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Pressure grows over dead pigs in river Shanghai authorities are under increasing pressure to release detailed information about tests on water in the Huangpu River, from which more than 10,000 dead pigs have been retrieved. Officials from the water, environmental protection, health and agricultural authorities will meet today to discuss possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1195748/pressure-grows-shanghai-over-dead-pigs-huangpu-river

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