Customers line up for chicken a KFC restaurant in Beijing. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Yum China, KFC hit by rising poultry prices in China amid African swine fever epidemic

  • The average wholesale price of chicken in big cities rose by more than 33 per cent in October
  • Impact of rising chicken prices on Yum China has been ‘significant,’ says executive
Topic |   China economy

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Customers line up for chicken a KFC restaurant in Beijing. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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Chinese pig herds have been devastated by the disease. Photo: Reuters

TB and malaria drugs could hold key to fighting African swine fever, Chinese scientists say

  • Researchers from Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention discover structural similarities between virus and other diseases that could help develop effective drugs
  • Disease currently has no known cure and has devastated country’s livestock causing a steep rise in food prices
Topic |   African swine fever

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Chinese pig herds have been devastated by the disease. Photo: Reuters
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