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China warns pig trade against African swine fever cover-ups as Taiwan concerns grow


  • World
  • Friday, 4 Jan 2019

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China has warned the country's pork industry that covering up cases of African swine fever is a crime, days after a dead pig was found on a Taiwanese beach prompting Taipei to claim Beijing was not sharing accurate information on the disease.

China's animal husbandry and veterinary affairs bureau is stepping up investigation and punishment of illegal activity in the pig industry, said a statement published on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs website on Friday.

   

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