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A worker walks along a row of pens each containing a sow that has just given birth to a litter at the Grand Canal Pig Farm. Pork is by far the most popular meat eaten in China, with its value deeply ingrained in the mind of the Chinese people. The importance of pork in the Chinese diet and the role of prices in affecting social stability are demonstrated by the establishment in 2007 by the central government of a 'strategic pork reserve', the only one of its kind in the world.