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How China’s swine fever epidemic turned into a global crisis

Isabelle Niu

This story is part of an ongoing Quartz series on how China is reshaping our world. Over one February night, in the northern Chinese province of Hebei, 5,600 pigs were slaughtered and buried in a mass grave. Similar executions have been carried out all across the country to try to stem the spread of African…


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