Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, poses with Wan Long, chairman and chief executive officer of pork conglomerate WH Group in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, poses with Wan Long, chairman and chief executive officer of pork conglomerate WH Group in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong
Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, poses with Wan Long, chairman and chief executive officer of pork conglomerate WH Group in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong
Kenny Hodgart
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Hogging an industry: Chinese conglomerate’s pork prerogative gets under noses of poor Americans

Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, poses with Wan Long, chairman and chief executive officer of pork conglomerate WH Group in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, poses with Wan Long, chairman and chief executive officer of pork conglomerate WH Group in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong
Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, poses with Wan Long, chairman and chief executive officer of pork conglomerate WH Group in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong
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Kenny Hodgart

Kenny Hodgart

Formerly a staff journalist at SCMP, Kenny Hodgart has lived in Hong Kong since 2011. He comes from Scotland, which remains part of the United Kingdom, but his views are almost exclusively his own. He suffers from status anxiety more than some but less than others.