Snakes hang from a wooden cabinet marked with the Chinese characters "poisonous snake", at a snake soup shop ahead of the Spring Festival in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Inside China: Farming snakes for medicine, meals and money

  • The commerce, culture, cuisine and cure-alls that fuel China's snake economy.
Topic |   China Society

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Snakes hang from a wooden cabinet marked with the Chinese characters "poisonous snake", at a snake soup shop ahead of the Spring Festival in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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James Legge

James Legge

James Legge is a sub-editor on the Post's Hong Kong desk. Before that, he was a reporter and editor in the UK and a freelance reporter in Hong Kong.

Jarrod Watt

Jarrod Watt

Jarrod Watt joined the Post in 2015 after more than a decade working as a multi-platform reporter and editor with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, creating video, radio and text stories. He currently produces podcasts and video, as well as developing new digital storytelling methods, including augmented reality and 360 interactive photography.