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Dominique Patton

China pig farmer profits soar after disease wipes out third of herd, boosts prices

20 Aug 2019

BEIJING Pig breeders in China who have managed to keep fatal African swine fever off their farms since outbreaks began a year ago are now set to reap rewards, with some in line for record profits of $200 per hog thanks to soaring prices.

RPT-China's duck farmers cash in as disease slashes pork output

29 Jul 2019

JIAXIANG, China, July 26 On a 30-hectare (74-acre) plot of land in China's Shandong province poultry hub, more than half a million white-feathered ducks are busy eating, chattering and laying eggs to produce cheap meat for thousands of factory canteens.

China's duck farmers cash in as disease slashes pork output

26 Jul 2019

JIAXIANG, China On a 30-hectare (74-acre) plot of land in China's Shandong province poultry hub, more than half a million white-feathered ducks are busy eating, chattering and laying eggs to produce cheap meat for thousands of factory canteens.

Changing habits: China's pig farms clean up to beat swine fever

16 Jul 2019

BEIJING A devastating outbreak of African swine fever that has killed millions of pigs in China is changing attitudes in a country where farm hygiene has often been seen as lax by international standards.

RPT-INSIGHT-Swine fever toll in China may be twice as high as reported, industry insiders say

01 Jul 2019

BEIJING, June 30 As many as half of China's breeding pigs have either died from African swine fever or been slaughtered because of the spreading disease, twice as many as officially acknowledged, according to the estimates of four people who supply large farms.

Swine fever toll in China may be twice as high as reported, industry insiders say

30 Jun 2019

BEIJING As many as half of China's breeding pigs have either died from African swine fever or been slaughtered because of the spreading disease, twice as many as officially acknowledged, according to the estimates of four people who supply large farms.

China suspending pork imports from third Canadian firm as dispute with Ottawa deepens

19 Jun 2019

BEIJING China will block pork imports from a third Canadian firm after a shipment was found to contain the banned feed additive ractopamine, the customs agency said on Tuesday, deepening a trade and diplomatic dispute with Canada.

China threatens corporate hit-list on eve of new tariffs on U.S. imports

31 May 2019

BEIJING China threatened on Friday to unveil an unprecedented hit-list of "unreliable" foreign firms, groups and individuals that harm the interests of Chinese companies, as a slate of retaliatory tariffs on imported U.S. goods was set to kick in at midnight.

World News

EU rebuffs British PM Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.