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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Minister ignores reporter's question about dead pigs

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 06:13pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Civil Affairs Minister Li Liguo probably knew he would have to answer questions this week about how 6,000 dead and bloated pigs ended up floating in a river in Shanghai. So at press ... some might say. After a Time-Weekly reporter asked whether a rumour about dead pigs being dumped in the river because incinerating them was too expensive was true, an uncomfortable Li responded ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Alarm as over 150 pig carcasses found in China's Gan River

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Macabre find in Yangtze tributary reminiscent of the 16,000 dead pigs found in a Shanghai's Huangpu river last year Scores of dead pigs found in Yangtze tributary Mainland authorities have found 157 dead pigs in a river, state media said yesterday, underscoring the country's food safety problems a year after 16,000 carcasses were ...

  3. News - China

    Number of dead pigs pulled from Shanghai rivers nears 15,000

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai The number of dead pigs found in a river which runs through Shanghai had reached nearly 15,000, officials and reports said on Tuesday, as a newspaper claimed the government was concealing the true tally. The images of dead pigs in China’s commercial hub have proved a huge embarrassment for the city, which is seeking to become an international ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Jining, Shandong province, said it was common practice for mainland farmers to dump dead pigs in nearby rivers. "Many people do so because this way the carcasses float away," he said. ... root cellars or biogas pools. He himself has fed dead pigs to the dogs that guard his farm. A black market for dead pigs exists in Shandong too, he said. Who buys them? "You'd better ...

  5. News - China - PORK SCANDAL

    Dead pigs pulled from rivers in and near Shanghai top 13,000

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Shanghai authorities say tap water quality remains normal while they step up search for more carcasses at upper reaches of Huangpu River 9,500 dead pigs ... any dead pigs or pork derivatives had been illegally disposed of, Xinhua reported. Meanwhile, the ongoing search for more dead pigs and the clean-up effort continued yesterday ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chemical plants probe as piles of dead pigs and dogs found in Henan

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 07:24pm by Associated Press and staff reporter

    ... Associated Press in Beijing and Staff Reporter Chemical plants linked to deaths of pigs and dogs Hundreds of pigs have been found dead in a northern province- this time together ... flu virus that has recently spread to humans. Last month, more than 16,000 dead pigs were found in rivers that supply water to Shanghai. The dumping has not been explained, though police had ...

  7. News - China

    Dead pigs show dark side of China food industry

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 05:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jiaxing Thousands of dead pigs in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China’s poorly regulated farm production, with the country’s favourite meat joining ... per cent of total meat output last year, and urban residents with growing wallets and waistlines ate 20.63 kilograms of the meat per person in 2011. Images of Shanghai’s dead pigs have hit ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    600 pigs killed after foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in South Korea

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul 600 pigs killed after foot-and-mouth outbreak South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a pig farm, the country's first in more than three years, ... government. The ministry said the disease was unlikely to be widespread as it was one of the three types that the country inoculated against. The outbreak hit unvaccinated pigs and 600 were being ...

  9. Business - Commodities

    Nickel deficit narrows as China increases pig iron output

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by BLOOM

    ... as China produces more-than-expected volumes of nickel pig iron, a cheaper alternative. Demand will exceed supply by 17,000 tonnes, down from the company's April estimate for a 30,000 tonne ... in China was slower than we had expected earlier because of a jump in imports from the Philippines," Sueta said. Nickel pig iron is a low-quality alternative for refined nickel ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Raging Donald Sterling vows never to sell Clippers; calls wife a pig

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:22am

    ... in the court could hear, “Get away from me, you pig!” The outburst visibly upset Shelly Sterling, who quickly took her seat next to her lawyers. Two sheriff deputies then moved over and stood next ...




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