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China Digest, December 31, 2012

Lanzhou has begun operations of its first rapid transit line, a type of service that uses dedicated lanes and other features to improve the efficiency and reliability of buses, the Lanzhou Morning Post reports.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 6:11am

Let's take on the meat industry

Recently I watched a video called Farm to Fridge on the internet. The film is disturbing. It shows the workings of a slaughterhouse, where we see animals being slaughtered. A newborn pig undergoes sterilisation without anaesthesia - an extremely painful process. The video also shows a butcher killing a pig in a bloody manner.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A greener harvest

Past the high-rise office and apartment blocks of Gurgaon, a suburb of Delhi that has sprung up on what were recently bucolic fields, lie farmhouses. With their manicured lawns, high fences and spotless flash cars, few entertain any agricultural activities, however; most are spacious villas for rich city-dwellers who want to escape the commotion of India's capital.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Seeds of change

Fung Chee-wah is nothing if not adaptable. After working as a construction materials supplier for more than a decade, he switched to raising poultry five years ago and has now made another leap into the unknown - growing organic mushrooms.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Vegetable farms set to be registered

Scheme enables authorities to trace contaminated produce

All of the nearly 3,000 Hong Kong vegetable farms are expected to join a voluntary registration scheme in the next two months, according to an agriculture official.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Overstocked farms on hit list after compensation reviewed

The Government is targeting overstocked farms under new licensing rules after reviewing its compensation policy to avoid potential abuse.

22 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Farmers told of market opening

In its first explanation to its 900 million farmers of an agreement on agriculture signed with the United States on Saturday, Beijing yesterday told them opening the market was inevitable but that the country would never depend on imports and they should not be afraid.

14 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Local chickens to cost 50pc more

Consumers will pay 50 per cent more for the first locally bred chickens to hit the market since the bird flu outbreak, farmers warned yesterday.

Only about 20 of the 80 chicken farms have been allowed to reopen since March and their first birds would go on sale in June, New Territories Chicken Breeders spokesman Kwok Ming-cheung said yesterday.

15 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Regions ignore farming orders

SOME regions are refusing to follow government orders to support the agricultural sector, a central probe has revealed.

Many local authorities are investing too little in agriculture, and some are misusing agricultural funds.

6 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Rethink on farming demanded

CHINA'S beleaguered farming sector has come under the scrutiny of delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Delegates from provinces like Gansu, Liaoning, Jilin, Jiangxi and Guangxi said the Government had to quickly reform its agricultural policy or face a grain supply crisis.

13 Mar 1995 - 12:00am