UBS economist Paul Donovan’s “Chinese pig” comment to explain the outbreak African swine fever set off a firestorm on Chinese social media. Photo: AP Photo
UBS economist Paul Donovan’s “Chinese pig” comment to explain the outbreak African swine fever set off a firestorm on Chinese social media. Photo: AP Photo

‘Chinese pig’ remark lands UBS in trouble as state firm excludes Swiss bank from bond sale

  • China Railway Construction Corp decides against hiring UBS
  • UBS economist Paul Donovan made the ‘Chinese pig’ comment in an analysis of the country’s African swine fever epidemic, but has since apologised for the culturally insensitive language

UBS economist Paul Donovan’s “Chinese pig” comment to explain the outbreak African swine fever set off a firestorm on Chinese social media. Photo: AP Photo
UBS economist Paul Donovan’s “Chinese pig” comment to explain the outbreak African swine fever set off a firestorm on Chinese social media. Photo: AP Photo
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