Food safety in China

Rat meat sold as lamb in latest China food scandal

A meat market in Huaibei, Anhui. Photo: Reuters

A Jiangsu gang was caught passing off rat, fox and mink meat as mutton, just one of hundreds of cases of meat-related offences uncovered by the Ministry of Public Security recently.

Friday, 8 May, 2015, 9:44am 7 comments

If bankers and maids had same rights we'd fix racism

China is mooning over sending a man into space. Photo: Reuters

Racism is when one group is discriminated against due to its ethnic origin. This is now the charge against Hong Kong's top court, after it denied permanent residency to foreign domestic helpers. Maids were allowed into the city under very different immigration terms, but it is still racism to deny them the settlement right other foreigners acquire after seven years here.

3 Apr 2013 - 4:28am 14 comments

Chinese appetite grows for Australia

More Chinese companies are interested in investing in Australian agriculture. Photo: Bloomberg

Fears over food safety in China are spurring a growing number and variety of Chinese investments in Australian agriculture.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:17am

Dead pigs show dark side of China food industry

Genuine honey is displayed in a supermarket in Beijing. Chinese state media has quoted the China Bee Products Association as saying that half the honey sold in Chinese markets is fake and costs only one tenth of the price to produce. Photo: AFP

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 a long list of food scares.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:36pm