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  1. Comment - News - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Trade in fake Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs rampant

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan The Yangcheng Lake crab is a delicacy to savour, but that crustacean on your plate is probably fake Hairy tale of the counterfeit crabs It's hairy crab season again, but most people tucking into the famed Yangcheng Lake variety will probably be eating high-priced fakes. Traders admit that even crabs served in lakeside restaurants are unlikely to be genuine ...

  2. News - China - GRAFT

    Hairy crab sales fall under anti-corruption clampdown

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 12:26pm by He Huifeng

    ... in more than 10 years, the retail price of the expensive Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs in Beijing has dropped by more than 10 per cent compared with last year, according to the Beijing Times. Hairy crabs are currently selling for about 260 yuan (HK$328) per kg – about 40 yuan less than last year. Many stores selling Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs in the capital have been forced to shut down ...

  3. Alert over 'impostor' hairy crabs

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Genuine hairy crabs from Yangcheng Lake are not yet ready for harvest and any 'lookalikes' now on the market are impostors, the secretary-general of the Suzhou Crab Business Association said. Shen Xuexing was quoted by China News Service as saying that hairy crabs from Yangcheng Lake- a must-have delicacy for Chinese connoisseurs during autumn- would only ...

  4. Crab smuggling crackdown amid poison fear

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Michelle Chen

    ... by the association specialising in Yangcheng Lake's hairy crabs- a must-have delicacy for connoisseurs during autumn. Mr Shen said steps had been taking to ensure the safety of hairy crabs from Tai ... a year, with up to 40 per cent going to Hong Kong. They are as famous as those from Yangcheng Lake. ...

  5. Time to get cracking

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... golden fringes on their muddy green legs. The most famous home of the freshwater crustaceans is Yangcheng Lake near Suzhou, a 90-minute drive from Shanghai in Jiangsu province. The Mid-Autumn ... Yangcheng's crop got a few days reprieve, and piles of steamed crabs were missing from many family reunion tables in the Yangtze River Delta. The Yangcheng Lake Crab Association in Suzhou announced ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yangcheng Lake's hairy crabs ready for the table The new season of Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs will become available, according to the local trade association in Suzhou. The lake's hairy crabs are widely considered the best, and traders have to keep changing their branding mark and other authentication methods to keep fake Yangcheng crabs at bay. About 2,000 tonnes of hairy ...

  7. Water quality fears will mean a price hike for famous hairy crabs

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Celine Sun Authorities will cut the amount of space allocated to breeding the popular Yangcheng Lake hairy crab by 60 per cent this year, and probably down to zero ... millions of people in the neighbouring city of Wuxi to go without tap water for days. Yangcheng Lake, together with Tai Lake, is a major source of drinking water in Suzhou, but its quality has been ...

  8. Imposing water-purity laws will kill off our livelihood, say concerned crab farmers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Fishermen in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, are angry over their regional government's plan to ban the farming of hairy crabs in Yangcheng Lake in an attempt to protect a water ... farms. Since 2002, about 1,300 licences have been revoked in an attempt to clean up the lake, Yang Weilong, director of the Suzhou Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crab Association, told the Wen Wei Po ...

  9. Breeders tear their hair after hijacking of coveted crab

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... from Yangcheng Lake, near Suzhou. To protect their brand, a breeders' association decided the 'Yangcheng' name could only be used for crabs caught in seven parts of the lake ... was to brand 850 to 1,000 tonnes of crab, but the fakes were so widespread that we had 10 per cent of that amount,' said Yang Weilong, head of the Suzhou city Yangcheng Lake Crab Association. ...

  10. Diners demand hairy crabs, ready or not

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland and Hong Kong suppliers working overtime to satisfy local palates. Yesterday marked the official start of the crab harvest from Jiangsu province's famed Yangcheng Lake. Suppliers ... for crab farmers elsewhere, particularly at Poyang Lake in Jiangxi province. The poor harvest eased competition and allowed Yangcheng growers to raise prices by up to 20 per cent. 'We have ...




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