China's love of pork

Updated: Feb 21

Of all types of meat, Chinese people consume pork the most, making up more than 60% of their meat consumption--according to the research done by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) and the OECD.

Not surprisingly, a variety of mouth-watering Chinese menus are made of pork: Char siu (Chinese BBQ Pork), Shao Rou (Chinese Roast Pork Belly), Lion's Head (Chinese pork meatball), Huiguorou (Chinese Twice-cooked pork), etc. And most of their origins trace further back a few decades ago.

Amid rising tension of the trade war against the US, China has struck a deal with Argentina, the world's biggest exporter of the animal feed, in September 2019 to import soy meal, an essential feed for swine, from the country. Considering the fact that more than 50% of America’s soybeans had been exported to China before the trade war intensified, this move may suggest China's attempt to wean itself off the US products.

Nothing seems to be able to stop China’s love of pork.

The Asians