African swine fever has swept through China’s pig population, leading to mass culls that are expected to take years to recover from. Photo: AFP

China’s pork shortage puts dog and rabbit meat back on the menu in rural communities

  • The price of pork continues to surge across China because of supply shortages driven by the poor handling of African swine fever
  • Chinese people are looking for alternatives, including dog and rabbit, as the country’s most popular meat becomes unaffordable
Topic |   China economy

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African swine fever has swept through China’s pig population, leading to mass culls that are expected to take years to recover from. Photo: AFP
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.