Asian Insider

Beijing under pressure over rising food prices ahead of CNY

The Chinese government is under pressure over rising food prices ahead of the Chinese New Year festivities, with a combination of Covid-19 disruptions and colder-than-usual winter weather putting a crimp on supplies.

Meat, vegetable and cooking oil prices have risen in recent weeks, at a time of increased consumption as families prepare to celebrate the most important holiday of the year in China.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 27, 2021, with the headline 'Beijing under pressure over rising food prices ahead of CNY '. Subscribe