Swine fever is contagious and killing pigs in China and Vietnam. Authorities are culling them by the millions to stop the spread of the disease, but it means farmers suffer too.
The current African swine fever crisis is an example of how dependent Germany is on China. If Chinese pig farmers cull their hogs the consequences are global, says DW's Frank Sieren.
If planet Earth had just five pigs, three would be in China. So the spread of a deadly swine disease there is especially worrying. Will facial recognition software help stop African swine fever? We have asked a vet.
No group of US farmers has more to lose from a trade war with China than soybean growers. But as Beijing adjusts to new trade realities, Chinese farmers also have a lot on their plates.
Brussels has confirmed a small outbreak of African swine flu near the border with France. The disease has already hit farms in eastern Europe and China.
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