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Dominique Patton

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

18 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.

UPDATE 4-Hard for Xi, Trump to make progress on trade - former China cbank chief

31 May 2019

BEIJING, May 31 China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump are likely to find it "difficult" to make major progress towards ending their countries' trade war when they meet at a G20 summit in Japan in June, a former top Chinese official said on Friday.

Brazil seeks China's OK for genetically modified sugarcane

15 May 2019

BEIJING Brazil's agriculture minister will ask Chinese officials on Thursday to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from genetically modified (GM) sugarcane, which is expected to be widely used in Brazil in coming years.

China's new slaughterhouse rules keep lid on pork prices for now

14 May 2019

BEIJING China's pork prices are being kept in check even as pig production continues to drop, with tough new rules on slaughterhouses crimping trade and pushing frozen pork stocks onto the market, according to analysts.

China's new slaughterhouse rules keep lid on pork prices for now

14 May 2019

BEIJING, May 14 China's pork prices are being kept in check even as pig production continues to drop, with tough new rules on slaughterhouses crimping trade and pushing frozen pork stocks onto the market, according to analysts.

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