A parallel story to China moving towards more factory farming of pigs: The Guardian reports on violent clashes between farmers being driven off their land by developers wanting to take the land for housing and bag factories.
"The developer hired 200 to 300 thugs to come and fight with us," said a man who only gave his surname, Gao, because he feared retribution. "I was made to sign away my land. If I hadn't, the gangsters would've beaten me." He said six people had been hospitalized in the clashes in January. Demonstrations continue today.
Read more: The Guardian
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