China to auction 20,000 tonnes of frozen pork from state reserves

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BEIJING, March 11 (Reuters) – China will auction another 20,000 tonnes of frozen pork from its state reserves on March 13, a notice from the China Merchandise Reserve Management Center said on Wednesday.

Beijing has released hundreds of thousands of tonnes of pork since December as China grapples with a severe shortage of the meat after its hog herd was decimated by African swine fever.

 

 

(Reporting by Tom Daly and Colin Qian, editing by Louise Heavens)

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