Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has been assigned to oversee the issue of rising pork prices. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong protests and US trade war no longer China’s top priorities as spiralling pork prices dominate agenda

  • Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua heading Beijing’s efforts with latest data showing pork prices rose 46.7 per cent in August compared to a year earlier
  • Issue could even undermine next month’s 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has been assigned to oversee the issue of rising pork prices. Photo: EPA
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Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that the producer price index (PPI), reflecting the prices that factories charge wholesalers for their products, fell 0.8 per cent. Photo: AP

China’s consumer price index remains flat despite almost 50 per cent spike in cost of pork

  • The consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.8 per cent, unchanged from the previous month’s rate as a 23.1 per cent rise in pork prices continued to fuel inflation
  • China’s producer price index (PPI), reflecting the prices that factories charge wholesalers for their products, fell 0.8 per cent in August
Topic |   China economy

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Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that the producer price index (PPI), reflecting the prices that factories charge wholesalers for their products, fell 0.8 per cent. Photo: AP
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