Jiaxing

Workers scour a Jiaxing river for dead pigs last month. Photo: AP

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.