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China says pig herd shrinks by 32% in July amid swine fever outbreak

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s pig herd shrank by 32.2% in July from the same month a year ago, its agriculture ministry said on Thursday, as African swine fever continues to spread through the country. FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen on the back of a truck outside a slaughterhouse in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China December 22,… Read More »

China finds more cases of African swine fever on Hainan island

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has detected new cases of African swine fever in six farms across four locations in Hainan province, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, adding to two earlier cases of the contagious disease identified in the province on Friday. The disease, which is fatal to pigs but harmless in humans, has spread… Read More »

China Halts Work by Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes

BEIJING — China said on Thursday that it had suspended the work of a scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, saying his conduct appeared to be unethical and in violation of Chinese law. The scientist, He Jiankui, announced on Monday that he had used the gene-editing technique Crispr to… Read More »

China, After Outcry, Reinstates Ban on Rhino and Tiger Parts in Medicine

BEIJING — The Chinese government, bowing to pressure from environmental groups, said on Monday that it would temporarily reinstate a ban on the use of rhinoceros horns and tiger bones in medicine. Making a rare concession, the State Council, China’s cabinet, said that it had decided to postpone an order made last month to undo… Read More »

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Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Yien Oral Lam underscored that his ministry seeks to support sports in South Sudan as an alternative to build peace. Yi Zhenxing, better known by his pseudonym Jiaoshou Yixiaoxing, has the director’s job just as he did in the series. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Yien… Read More »