STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Guilin, China
An article I wrote for the Forum is in today's paper. This link will probably only be active through Labor Day, but I thought you may enjoy the article.
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id... Posted on 9/6/09 at 3:00 AM
BEIJING — Chinese officials said Wednesday they were preparing for a severe, long-lasting drought in several parched provinces, causing wheat prices to spike on the prospect of the world’s largest consumer putting pressure on a global supply that’s already squeezed.
BEIJING — More people are having trouble getting drinking water in southwestern China as the area’s worst drought in a century shows no signs of ending despite a brief spell of rain, authorities said Friday.
Continued bans on U.S. pork imports by China, Russia and more than a dozen other counties have baffled government and industry officials, leading some to speculate that the issue is more about market share than health concerns.
Canada’s minister of international trade says a Chinese ban on Alberta pork over fears of swine flu is “disappointing and unwarranted.” Stockwell Day says federal government officials in Beijing are attempting to “clarify” the situation.
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