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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    No wonder these days there is a film of oil over my cup of drinking water.

    And it smells of 烧肉.
    Are you sure you are not drinking cappuccino

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    Apparently the PRC authorities caught some farm already.
    Besides being an environmental problem, this is a cultural problem as well.

    I think nowadays the Japanese would not do this to their own countrymen - chuck a diseased dead animal carcass upstream to pollute drinking water of those living downstream. (Although Japanese industrial tycoons did knowingly pollute Minamata Bay with mercury in the past).

    But present-day PRC Chinese still don't care. And they are likely to repeat it in future. 6 months later, this is old news and all would have forgotten. Some other big event would be in the headline news.

    The PRC authorities resolutely say there is no problem with the drinking water.

    The PRC people do not believe it.

    Some PRC netizen comments: (credit - Shanghai river pig toll rises to 6,600 as worries mount - Channel NewsAsia)
    "So many dead pigs and the water quality has not been affected. Who are you fooling?" said one online posting under the name Youshan Wanshui6_6.

    In another posting on a Twitter-like microblog, Shoppinggirl Caijiajia said: "The dead pig incident has completely ruined Shanghai's image."

    "Without punishment, without accountability, how can it be guaranteed that this kind of thing won't happen again? Please give the Shanghai citizens drinking the dead pig water a clear explanation," she added.

    According to this report, there were 70,000 diseased dead pigs in early 2013. If the rest of the 63,400 diseased pig carcasses were buried or burned, then good. It is tempting for a PRC farmer suffering financial losses from dead livestock, to entertain the idea of quick sale of dead diseased pigs for eventual resale in the markets. Probably the PRC canned pork products are safe - we take their word for it, if they say so.

    Shanghai Finds 6,600 Dead Pigs as Farm Confesses to Dumping - Bloomberg
    Seriously ?
    Chinese officials have inspected the incident.. they found nothing serious


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    if this happened in some remote rural area of China.... the pigs would have died for nothing
    that it happened and hit a megapolis like Shanghai is a good thing in raising awareness of the environment for a long time
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    ..... coming from PRC ....... no big deal lah.....
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    Wanbao has a small articles that says 70k pigs died so what has been recovered is just 10%.

    What is more shocking is a pork delivery man, when interviewed, says that the number of pigs died this year and previous years are no different. What is different is that from this year onwards, died pigs cannot be sold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    Wanbao has a small articles that says 70k pigs died so what has been recovered is just 10%.

    What is more shocking is a pork delivery man, when interviewed, says that the number of pigs died this year and previous years are no different. What is different is that from this year onwards, died pigs cannot be sold!
    Be careful of any Ba Kwa from China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Be careful of any Ba Kwa from China.
    There are a lot of food in China with pork

    If you visit China last year, most likely you have eaten them
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    they just need to superheat the water, throw in some seaweed, ramen and sesame... and viola! Char Siew Ramen that can feed the entire Shanghai!


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    A good photographic subject. Can test your digital camera's low-light, high-ISO performance.


    Blue Glowing Pork Meat Found In Shanghai – chinaSMACK
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    A good photographic subject. Can test your digital camera's low-light, high-ISO performance.


    Blue Glowing Pork Meat Found In Shanghai – chinaSMACK

    Blue glowing pork meat

    Will we glow in the dark if we ate the pork ?

    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Update

    Number of dead pigs found in Shanghai river surpasses 8,000, officials insist drinking water is still safe - NY Daily News

    Maybe the officials can demonstrate that the water is safe (since they say so) by drinking bottled samples of the river water on live TV.



    (from http://news.msn.com)
    In one joke posted online, a Beijing resident boasts about the air pollution in the capital, saying if he wanted a smoke, he just had to open the window.
    A Shanghai resident retorts: "That's nothing, when we turn on the tap, we get free rib soup."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Update


    (from http://news.msn.com)
    In one joke posted online, a Beijing resident boasts about the air pollution in the capital, saying if he wanted a smoke, he just had to open the window.
    A Shanghai resident retorts: "That's nothing, when we turn on the tap, we get free rib soup."
    Now, that is funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Maybe the officials can demonstrate that the water is safe (since they say so) by drinking bottled samples of the river water on live TV.
    Yeah.



    We drink shi t, they drink pig.
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    the shocking thing is there are more dead pigs being disposed this way because previously diseased pigs could still be sold when they are dead. ick.
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    Default Re: 6,000 pig carcasses in Huangpu River - drinking water for 20 million in Shanghai

    yah...wonders what they used the dead pigs for? canned food or mixed it into meat balls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    yah...wonders what they used the dead pigs for? canned food or mixed it into meat balls?
    Mix with horse meat and then sell for 80c

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    Default Re: 6,000 pig carcasses in Huangpu River - drinking water for 20 million in Shanghai

    these are just FLOATING pigs .... how about those that are stuck underwater out of sight and out of reach ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    these are just FLOATING pigs .... how about those that are stuck underwater out of sight and out of reach ?
    They will become fish food
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    these are just FLOATING pigs .... how about those that are stuck underwater out of sight and out of reach ?
    Think they will float once decomposition starts. As mentioned by some reports, there are already traces of swine diseases in the water.

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