South China Morning Post reporter Liu Yujing wins the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award at Island Shangri-la Hotel on 10 April 2019. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng

SCMP wins Citi’s 2019 Journalistic Award with story about Sichuan’s cockroach farm, complete with swallowing a deep-fried insect

  • A facility in Xichang in Sichuan province breeds 6 billion cockroaches for medicinal use
  • Six tonnes of roaches are killed every day by heat, and their extracts are turned into 600,000 bottles of healing potion for treating ulcers
Topic |   Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

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South China Morning Post reporter Liu Yujing wins the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award at Island Shangri-la Hotel on 10 April 2019. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng
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