China takes measures to stabilize pork prices

China has taken various measures to ensure pork supply and stabilize pork prices, an official said yesterday.

Governments at all levels have put great emphasis on restoring hog production and have stepped up efforts to increase pork supply, said Liu Aihua, spokesperson for the National Bureau of Statistics.

The country has raised living subsidies to people living in poverty in accordance with the hike in consumer prices, Liu noted, adding that people’s lives will not be affected by soaring pork prices. As policy measures gradually take effect, hog production is expected to recover and pork prices will be stabilized, she said.