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Oct 29, 2018 07:49 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

How Pork-Crazed China Went Mad for Cow

Shops sell beef at a farmers' market in Huainan, Anhui province, on Sept. 24. Photo: IC
Shops sell beef at a farmers' market in Huainan, Anhui province, on Sept. 24. Photo: IC

* Millennials lead China’s increasing interest in once-taboo beef dishes

* One forecast is that China will require an additional 250,000 tons of imported beef by 2025, or a 40% increase over 2015

(Beijing) — Selina Li has sold imported beef in China for nearly a decade. And even she found it hard to convince her parents to try it.

“People my parents’ age, they won’t eat steak,” she said. “They don’t accept it.”

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