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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen makes a half-hearted start to trial ban on live poultry

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:44am by He Huifeng

    ... trial ban on live poultry Shenzhen this week made a halting start to its trial ban on the sale of live poultry in Futian, the densely populated district directly across from Hong Kong, in a bid ... Guangzhou, which began a six-month trial on May 5. The Shenzhen Economy, Trade and Information Commission said vendors in Futian could only sell chilled fresh poultry from approved slaughterhouses. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552363/shenzhen-makes-half-hearted-start-trial-ban-live-poultry
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Lo Wei Guangzhou begins live poultry ban Guangzhou suspended sales of live poultry at nearly a third of its wet markets yesterday as it began a four-month pilot ... by 2024. Currently, it affects 298 live poultry stalls at 82 wet markets in Yuexiu district, and in parts of Tianhe, Liwan and Panyu districts, where vendors will sell centrally slaughtered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505389/guangzhou-begins-trial-ban-live-poultry
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter First H7N9 found on mainland poultry farm Mainland authorities have discovered H7N9 on a Guangdong poultry farm, just two weeks after the agriculture minister noted ... samples collected from the Zhuhai Jinfeng Poultry farm in Zhuhai- a facility that supplies poultry to Macau. The disclosure comes two weeks after Agriculture Minister Han Changfu said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453598/first-h7n9-found-chinese-poultry-farm
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban on Chinese live poultry extended for four months

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:22pm by Lo Wei and Emily Tsang

    ... Lo Wei and Emily Tsang Ban on mainland poultry extended for four months A ban on live poultry from the mainland, to prevent the entry of the deadly H7N9 flu virus, has been extended ... to implement the arrangements tomorrow when the poultry wholesale market reopens, so we decided to suspend imports," Ko said. Local farmers and traders, whose chickens were among 20,000 culled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430310/H7N9-breeders-desperate-offload-stock-ban-live-chicken-sales-ends
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Expect more human H7N9 bird flu cases if live poultry sales continue, Chinese officials warn

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:19am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The number of human infections of the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu should be expected to rise if the live poultry trade continues, mainland officials have warned. Mainland health authorities ... Commission, said experts had estimated mainland China would continue to show cases of human infection of H7N9 bird flu, but surveillance had found that transmission was still from poultry to humans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425639/expect-more-human-h7n9-bird-flu-cases-if-live-poultry-sales-continue
  6. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Poultry associations send open letters asking government to temper coverage of the outbreak amid billion-yuan losses China’s poultry industry ... of poultry farmers and their provincial counterparts in Guangxi and Guangdong have as asked local authorities to “stop reporting individual cases of H7N9”, referring to the deadly bird flu strain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1421319/chinas-poultry-industry-wants-hush-bird-flu-news-damage-control
  7. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Mainland China's poultry may be quarantined at border

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Mainland poultry may be quarantined Live poultry from the mainland might be kept at a site near the border until they are confirmed to be free of the bird flu virus to avoid cross-infection with local birds, the health minister said. While all poultry are currently kept at the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market while they wait for test results, this led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1419464/mainland-chinas-poultry-may-be-quarantined-border
  8. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    South Korea culls 2pc of poultry to curb fears of H5N8 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:37pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has driven the authorities in South Korea to cull poultry, prompting fears among consumers and a decline in sales South Korea has culled 2 per cent of its poultry population of 160 million to rein in the spread of bird flu, which is affecting an increasing number of farms, although there has been no human case, farm ministry officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1422048/south-korea-culls-2-cent-poultry-curb-fears-h5n8-bird-flu-outbreak
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    China halts poultry trading after new H7N9 bird flu cases

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:12pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Authorities in eastern China announced a ban on Tuesday on live poultry sales following a spike in the number of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird ... have been linked to contact with poultry. The jump in cases comes during the 40-day travel period around Chinese New Year, a period that concerns health authorities because of the volume ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415642/china-halts-poultry-trading-after-new-h7n9-bird-flu-cases
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health should be the top priority As Guangzhou suspended live-poultry sales in nearly a third of its wet markets and substituted central slaughtering as part of a pilot scheme, a spokeswoman for the Hong Kong government revealed that it was revisiting the live-trade issue. It was not that long ago that banning the sale of live poultry in our markets and moving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top

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