The disease has wiped out at least forty percent of the pig population. This poses a problem for China, world's biggest consumer and producer of pork.
Social media users have complained about the use of a live hog to mark the opening of a bungee jumping attraction near Chongqing. The pig was attached to a bungee cord before being pushed from a height of 70 meters.
Police in Padua destroyed some 10 tons of pork infected with African swine fever on Wednesday. Italy has banned the import of Chinese pork in hopes of stopping the spread of the disease.
An African swine fever outbreak has decimated China's pork stocks, keeping food prices high and contributing to overall high inflation. The high prices will make Chinese New Year's feasts more expensive.
Starting on January 1, China will lower tariffs on a wide range of products, including pork, avocado and medications. The move comes as Beijing battles a severe pork shortage and seeks to boost imports.
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