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Hogs go upmarket as tastes change

Being able to afford pork was once a symbol of wealth for Chinese.

Tuesday, 31 January, 2012, 12:00am

Pig becomes a hero after surviving 36 days under rubble

The Sichuan earthquake has created a long list of heroes, but the latest also has to be the least likely - a one-year-old pig that survived 36 days under the rubble in Pengzhou and lost 100kg through its ordeal.

Rescuers found the pig alive but a shadow of its former self last Tuesday, under the ruins of the Tuanshan village home of his owner, Wan Xingming .

24 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Researchers coddle pigs with toys and comfort - so they get a more tender chop

These little piggies certainly luck out. Compared with how they and most other pigs are treated on mainland farms, some 400 pigs are living in paradise. The 400 have been picked for an experiment by the Pig Raising Research Centre, part of the state-owned Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, on how to raise happy pigs.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Unwanted in HK, farmer feels right at home over border

The liberalising of live-pig imports, announced yesterday, is a business opportunity for Hong Kong pig farmers like Simon Cheng Ka-shing.

He and more than 200 other farmers have given up their licences to raise pigs in Hong Kong as part of a government drive to centralise the business.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

HK farmers will get chance to break into pig market

Hong Kong farmers will be allowed to raise pigs in a bid to boost the supply of live swine to the city amid an escalating dispute between pork traders and suppliers.

Traders are unhappy with the rising prices and the number of live pigs from suppliers.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Farmer has high hopes Year of Pig will bring home the bacon

PORK producer, Hong Kong Pigfarm Association founder and chairman, and swine aficionado, Manuel Wong Kwong-wing, is happy as a pig in mud - he believes January 31 will sow the seeds of 12 months of wealth and bliss during the Year of the Pig.

8 Jan 1995 - 12:00am