A garlic farmer in Jinxiang county, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, heart of the world’s largest garlic growing region. Photo: Xinhua

Did the US-China trade war start with a court case about Chinese garlic?

  • Exporter Xu Mingju accused of flouting US anti-dumping duties having initially lost his job as a professor of sociology in the wake of the 9/11 attacks
  • He took undercover footage of prisoners peeling garlic in Jinxiang, and handed the footage to the makers of the Netflix documentary series, ‘Rotten’
Topic |   China economy
A garlic farmer in Jinxiang county, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, heart of the world’s largest garlic growing region. Photo: Xinhua
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