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Huangpu River

China's dead pig scandal ushers in hard times for fishermen, farmers

Problems associated with water pollution and pig farming in China have been dredged up, but behind the headlines, the story has had a cascading effect on the troubles of the fishermen and pig farmers in the region.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

For decades, the river-laced city of Jiaxing in northern Zhejiang province has prided itself as the birthplace of the Chinese Communist Party. Now the party's cradle has acquired another, far less auspicious distinction: the origin of some 20,000 pig carcasses retrieved from Shanghai's Huangpu River and other waterways stretching to the coast.

7 May 2013 - 4:25pm

China's deadly water problem

In the past two weeks, more than 16,000 dead pigs have been fished out of the Huangpu River, near Shanghai, and its tributaries. Outraged Chinese citizens have decried government negligence of the environment, flooding online forums with photos of riverbanks dotted with puce-coloured carcasses.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:28am 4 comments

Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

The decomposed bodies of more than a thousand ducks have been found on a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan, following the dumping of more than 10,000 pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:40am

Pressure grows in Shanghai over dead pigs in Huangpu River

Shanghai authorities are under increasing pressure to release detailed information about tests on water in the Huangpu River, from which more than 10,000 dead pigs have been retrieved.

21 Mar 2013 - 5:35am 2 comments

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

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.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:29pm

Two weeks on and still no answers on source of dead pigs found in Shanghai river

Almost two weeks after dead pigs were first found in Shanghai's Huangpu River, questions about who dumped them, where, and how they died still remain unanswered. So far, about 9,800 dead pigs have been retrieved from the river, which provides more than a fifth of Shanghai's drinking water. Another 3,600 have been retrieved from waterways in neighbouring Jiaxing, in Zhejiang province.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:26pm

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

About 9,500 have been retrieved from the Huangpu River, a source of more than a fifth of the city's drinking water, as workers pulled nearly 500 more pig carcasses from the waterway yesterday. Upstream, the government of Jiaxing said it had recovered around 3,600 from streams in its jurisdiction.

18 Mar 2013 - 5:28am 1 comment

Pig toll from Shanghai, Jiaxing rivers climbs above 12,000

Workers had pulled nearly 9,000 dead hogs out of the river in Shanghai and 3,600 in Jiaxing, the source of the carcasses, the two cities' governments said.

17 Mar 2013 - 5:59am

8,000 dead pigs taken out of Huangpu River

The Ministry of Agriculture has sent a team led by its chief veterinarian to instruct on the treatment of dead pigs in Zhejiang after more than 8,000 carcasses were pulled out of the Huangpu River in neighbouring Shanghai.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:55am 1 comment