Mainland officials are dealing with a tough balancing act: cracking down on price rises to curb inflation while also starting a campaign against the sagging prices of farm produce to stave off rural discontentment.Tuesday, 26 April, 2011, 12:00am
Deli and private kitchen owner Margaret Xu Yuan loves going to Tai Po Farmers' Market on a Sunday, tasting the organic fruits and vegetables and chatting to growers. Depending on the freshest produce available, she devises a daily menu for her Deli X takeaway outlet in Sheung Wan.19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
In an unusual move, 60,000 farmers from 23 villages in Miaoan township, in Sichuan province, wrote a letter to the Dazhou city government three months ago complaining about the huge losses they suffer due to poor transport.
According to the letter, the only road connecting the mountainous villages and the nearby towns was built in 1991 and was almost impassible to traffic.3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
In the Jingkelong supermarket in northeast Beijing, plump apples from Japan and the United States, grapefruit from Australia and bananas from Ecuador crowd the fruit counter, next to smaller red apples from Shaanxi and oranges from Zhejiang.16 Feb 2002 - 12:00am