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Animals Farmed: China’s pig skyscraper, lab-grown meat and egg shortages
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Ambrose and Tom Levitt

08, Dec, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Chinese students in UK told to ‘resist distorting’ China’s Covid policies
Exclusive: comments by diplomat involved in recent Manchester clash appeared threatening, student says

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

08, Dec, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Is China finally about to relax its zero-Covid policy?
People with Covid who have mild or no symptoms can now quarantine at home, but PCR tests are still required to enter many places

Verna Yu

07, Dec, 2022 @7:59 PM

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Cop15 negotiators have left their homework to the last minute – can they scrape a pass? | Patrick Greenfield
Pressure is increasing on world leaders to make progress at the UN biodiversity summit – but the pile of unfinished tasks is mounting

Patrick Greenfield

07, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Penny Wong issues emphatic plea to US and China to ‘prevent catastrophe’ of war
Australia’s foreign affairs minister to give speech in hope ‘nationalistic domestic posturing won’t sink efforts to build safeguards’

Daniel Hurst

07, Dec, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Saudi Arabia readies full state pageantry for Xi Jinping visit
Chinese president’s three-day trip to Riyadh will lead to a ‘strategic agreement’ between the authoritarian powers

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @3:23 AM

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US to increase rotation of forces to Australia, condemns China’s ‘dangerous and coercive actions’ in region
Defence secretary also pledges to help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines ‘as quickly as possible’ at annual high-level talks

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Taiwan foreign minister: China may scapegoat us over Covid protests
Joseph Wu backs Chinese protesters but says Beijing ‘might try to create external crisis to divert domestic attention’

Helen Davidson and Chi Hui Lin in Taipei

07, Dec, 2022 @12:52 AM

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Humanity has become ‘weapon of mass extinction’, UN head tells Cop15 launch
António Guterres calls for end to destruction of nature as Canada pushes proposal to protect 30% of Earth

Patrick Greenfield

06, Dec, 2022 @10:24 PM

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Chinese students protest as university locks down over one Covid case
Footage shows large protest at Nanjing Tech University, as rules persist despite steps to ease zero-Covid policy

Verna Yu and agencies

06, Dec, 2022 @1:31 PM

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Hu Jintao reappears as China comes to standstill for late leader Jiang Zemin
Former leader who was removed from a key meeting in October attended the memorial where Xi Jinping urged country to ‘turn grief into strength’

Helen Davidson and agencies

06, Dec, 2022 @5:02 AM

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‘Now I see it’s not just me who’s angry’: readers in China on wave of protests
Scores of people have contacted the Guardian to share their reaction to protests against zero-Covid policy

Clea Skopeliti

06, Dec, 2022 @1:00 AM

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