South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Thais turn to crocodile meat as pricey pork pulls pig off the menu for Lunar New Year feasts” – below is their description.
As pork prices skyrocket ahead of Lunar New Year, many Thais are turning to an alternative white meat – crocodile. The country’s crocodile farms, which used to export to Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, are now finding growing demand for the tasty but tough meat at home. On average, some 20,000 crocodiles are now slaughtered for their meat each month in Thailand, a doubling of demand that has some farmers wondering if they can keep up.
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Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.