Rising pork prices fuelling discontent in mainland China

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Unlike its predecessors, the younger generation of mainlanders does not share a collective memory of pork coupons or tickets being issued to limit individual purchases of a staple in short supply. But many may soon acquire one if African swine fever continues to cut a swathe through herds, forcing up prices ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the week-long National Day holiday from the beginning of October, which are sure to raise demand.Indeed, local governments in two provinces have already…

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