Chinese workers unload pork in a wholesale hall of a market in Beijing, China, 18 November 2019. The Chinese agricultural ministry has urged all-out efforts in China's nine provincial-level regions to restore hog production while authorities were engaged in efforts to prevent and control African swine fever, according to media reports. Photo: EPA-EFE

China pork crisis far from over, despite green shoots of recovery in pig inventory, analysts say

  • On Friday, China’s agricultural ministry said inventory of breeding sows showed the first monthly increase since April 2018, suggesting a ‘bottoming out’
  • But analysts are convinced the problem will continue to plague China into next year, with further falls in pig population and surges in pork prices expected
Topic |   African swine fever

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Chinese workers unload pork in a wholesale hall of a market in Beijing, China, 18 November 2019. The Chinese agricultural ministry has urged all-out efforts in China's nine provincial-level regions to restore hog production while authorities were engaged in efforts to prevent and control African swine fever, according to media reports. Photo: EPA-EFE
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China’s Vice-Premier Liu He says Beijing plans to make the state economy ‘stronger, better and bigger’. Photo: AFP

China will make state economy ‘stronger, better and bigger’, top trade negotiator Liu He says

  • The preferential treatment China gives its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is one of the key disputes between Washington and Beijing
  • Despite progress made on an interim deal, the comments suggest a long-term solution to US-China trade war will be harder to find
Topic |   China economy

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China’s Vice-Premier Liu He says Beijing plans to make the state economy ‘stronger, better and bigger’. Photo: AFP
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