PBS NewsHour

Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of a U.S. pork producer?

Clip: 09/12/2014 | 10m 7s

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, was acquired by a Chinese firm in 2013 for nearly $5 billion -- more than the company’s market value. The surprising purchase caused some lawmakers to wonder if there might be a hidden player. As part of the series Food for 9 Billion, Nathan Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how the Chinese government is involved.

Aired: 09/12/14

Rating: NR

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