China has been battling African swine fever outbreaks since August. Photo: AP

China’s swine fever problem is a national crisis, agriculture group says

  • The virus is a serious and disastrous issue whose economic impact will be ‘stunning’, swine industry conference told
  • Industry must halt its spread, restore pork production and identify alternative sources of meat, group says
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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China has been battling African swine fever outbreaks since August. Photo: AP
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More than a million pigs have already been killed in attempts to stop the spread of African swine fever in China. Photo: Reuters

Deadly in pigs but harmless to humans, why is African swine fever such a threat to China’s economy?

  • With the first case of the disease confirmed in Hong Kong, we look at how the latest outbreak has spread since it first resurfaced last August
Topic |   China food safety

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More than a million pigs have already been killed in attempts to stop the spread of African swine fever in China. Photo: Reuters
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