Pigs arriving at Sheung Shui slaughterhouse which resumed operations on Thursday morning. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Pork prices expected to double during Dragon Boat Festival as Hong Kong slaughterhouse reopens following swine fever shutdown

  • Government-owned abattoir in Sheung Shui had been closed for five days after virus was detected in dead pig
  • Pork traders say temporary fall in supplies from mainland China behind the increase
Topic |   China pork crisis

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Pigs arriving at Sheung Shui slaughterhouse which resumed operations on Thursday morning. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.