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Nov
04

No joke: China's war on pollution roils world's top pig farming sector

No joke: China's war on pollution roils world's top pig farming sectorBy Hallie Gu and Josephine Mason ZHOUCUN, China (Reuters) – When Zhang Faqing received a letter from the government last December ordering him to close his pig farm on the outskirts of Beijing with just two weeks notice, he thought it was a joke. Almost one year later, he is still waiting for millions of yuan in compensation promised by the government, more than a dozen pig pens that used to house his 15,000 hogs stand empty and he is still at a loss about what to do. China’s Ministry of Agriculture declined to comment for this article.