Washington Post

China loves its pork but prices are rising and that could be a problem

Chinese love to eat pork. Red fried pork. Sweet and sour pork ribs. Glazed pork belly. Twice-cooked pork. Pork dumplings. Trotters. Half the world's pork is consumed here. Foto: Line Ørnes Søndergaard.

BEIJING - The most pressing political problem facing China's leaders this week may not the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Nor the protracted trade war with the United States.

No, it is probably a shortage of pork - during the Chinese zodiac year of the pig, no less - that has become so severe that the rulers of the Communist Party declared stabilizing pork supply and prices to be an "important political task."..

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