A pig at a farm in Liaoning province. Between 3,500 and 4,000 live pigs are imported from the mainland to Hong Kong each day and slaughtered for consumption. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong confirms first case of African swine fever – and orders cull of 6,000 pigs at Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse

  • Pig imported from Guangdong province was first to test positive for disease
  • Fever poses no human risk, but continues to devastate pork industry
Topic |   Disease

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A pig at a farm in Liaoning province. Between 3,500 and 4,000 live pigs are imported from the mainland to Hong Kong each day and slaughtered for consumption. Photo: Reuters
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China is desperately struggling to fill a market gap that could see as many as 200 million pigs lost to disease or slaughter, according to a study from Rabobank. Photo: Reuters

China’s African swine fever outbreak and US trade war combine to create perfect storm for Chinese economy

  • Beijing placed 50-70 per cent tariffs on US pork imports to punish farm states that support US President Donald Trump
  • But with African swine fever threatening 200 million pigs, the biggest consumer of pork in the world is facing a shortage as demand and prices rise
Topic |   China economy

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China is desperately struggling to fill a market gap that could see as many as 200 million pigs lost to disease or slaughter, according to a study from Rabobank. Photo: Reuters
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