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China’s Love of Pig Trotters May be Saving the UK’s Pork Industry


According to figures released by the British Food and Drink Federation (FDF), the UK’s worldwide exports of pork rose by a dramatic 92 percent. The source of this massive increase? China’s love of eating pig trotters, apparently. Eight-two percent of all UK pork exports went to China, generating a revenue of £201 million. “There is a strong demand for pork in China and consumers like parts of ...

MH370 search: 8 things you might not know about black boxes


Now that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is confirmed lost in the southern Indian Ocean, focus is turning to the retrieval of the flight's "black box".Now that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is confirmed lost in the southern Indian Ocean, focus is turning to the retrieval of the flight's "black box". The US has sent a black box locator to the search area, with less than two weeks to go until these c...

MH370 search highlights intl security co-op: DM


The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has showcased the need to strengthen international cooperation in non-traditional security areas, said a spokesman for China's Defense Ministry on Thursday.Geng Yansheng told a regular press briefing that international cooperation in this regard will continue to be an important part of Chinese military forces' external exchanges. "Chi...

Planes race to fresh MH370 search zone after 'credible new lead'


A multinational fleet of planes and ships raced Friday to a fresh search zone after a "credible new lead" that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was flying faster than first thought before it plunged into the remote Indian Ocean.Ten aircraft from six countries -- Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States -- diverted to an area 1,100 kilometers (685 miles) northeast of ...

MH370 ends in southern Indian Ocean: Malaysian PM


New analysis of satellite data suggested that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday.Najib released the sad news at a hastily-convened press conference in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. The prime minister said the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch and Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the ...

Chinese aircraft spots suspicious objects in MH370 search area


The crew aboard a Chinese IL-76 plane spotted some suspicious objects in the southern Indian Ocean on Monday in search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 off Australia.The crew has reported the coordinates -- 95.1113 degrees east longitude and 42.5453 south altitude -- to the Australian command center as well as Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, which was also part of the search mission and ha...

Satellite images may help solve mystery of missing flight


France provided satellite images to Malaysia on Sunday of objects that could be from a passenger jet that has been missing for more than two weeks, and officials are hoping they will help solve the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The images show "potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor," Malaysia's Ministry of Transport said in a statement. That is thought t...

Hebei to ease pressure on Beijing population


North China's Hebei province plans to build 90,000 low-rent apartments for people who work in Beijing in an effort to ease the population pressure in the capital and boost the local economy. "The province has decided to build 90,000 apartments in nine cities and counties surrounding Beijing, such as Sanhe, Zhuozhou and Laishui county. During the first phase, 50,000 will be built," said Wang Fuq...

Xi, Abbott hold phone talks over new findings on missing jet


Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott held a phone conversation Thursday over possible objects from a missing Malaysian jetliner.Abbott briefed Xi on the latest developments in Australia's search mission. Australia had dispatched aircraft and warships to the sea area in the southern Indian Ocean, more than 3,000 km southwest off Perth, where suspicious objects p...

Search operation over possible MH370 debris 'keeps getting better'


The search operation over two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines MH 370 kept "getting better," an Australian maritime rescue staff member told Xinhua Thursday.It might take days before rescuers can finally confirm whether the suspicious objects belong to the missing plane, the staff member with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, reached from Beijing, told Xinhua on ...

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