In China, pigs were domesticated as long as 8,000 years ago. AP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

African swine flu threatens China’s long and storied love affair with pork ahead of the Year of the Pig

  • Pigs have played an important cultural and culinary role in China for 8,000 years
  • In ancient China, the animals were buried with their owners to offer nourishment in the afterlife

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In China, pigs were domesticated as long as 8,000 years ago. AP
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