Chickens are sold in a livestock market ahead of a government-ordered halt in trading on March 1 in Kunming, Yunnan province. Photo: Reuters
Chickens are sold in a livestock market ahead of a government-ordered halt in trading on March 1 in Kunming, Yunnan province. Photo: Reuters
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Black market for live chickens thrives in China despite bird flu bans

Vans stocked with live poultry can be found down alleyways in the southern city of Guangzhou, with customers shrugging off the health risks

Chickens are sold in a livestock market ahead of a government-ordered halt in trading on March 1 in Kunming, Yunnan province. Photo: Reuters
Chickens are sold in a livestock market ahead of a government-ordered halt in trading on March 1 in Kunming, Yunnan province. Photo: Reuters
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