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China to sell 30,000 T frozen pork from state reserves on Jan 17

BEIJING, Jan 15 (Reuters) - China will release 30,000 tonnes of frozen pork from its state reserves on Jan. 17, said a notice on the website of the China Merchandise Reserve Management Center on Wednesday.

The notice comes in the run-up to the week-long Lunar New Year holiday - China's peak period for pork consumption - which starts this year on Jan. 25.

Beijing has already released 190,000 tonnes of frozen pork from state reserves since early December to shore up supplies of the meat after deadly African swine fever devastated the country's pig herd. (Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Se Young Lee; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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