Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Why soaring pork prices are a touchy problem for China’s leaders

  • An outbreak of African swine fever has caused prices of the staple food to rise nearly 50 per cent in a year
  • This threatens to sour the mood for national celebrations, from the Mid-Autumn Festival to Lunar New Year, as efforts to fix the crisis are too little, too late

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