NetEase piggy goes to mar­ket, sells at $23,182

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

NetEase, a tech­nol­ogy firm pro­vid­ing on­line ser­vices, plans to open a high-end res­tau­rant later this year or in 2017 where it will sell black pork raised by it.

This comes af­ter Wu Guop­ing, founder of res­tau­rant Grandma’s Home, bought a pig raised by NetEase for 160,000 yuan ($23,182) at an auc­tion.

Wu, a friend of Ding Lei, founder and CEO of NetEase, said the animal de­served the high price as the meat of this breed is first class and de­li­cious. Wu im­plied that he and Ding plan to open the res­tau­rant.

Be­fore Wu, a buyer, who re­fused to re­veal his or her iden­tity, paid nearly 110,000 yuan for a black pig on the first day of the auc­tion on Fri­day.

At the de­but, the animal weighed more than 42 kilo­grams, in­clud­ing shoul­der, streaky pork, legs, and other parts. So each kilo­gram was worth more than 2,600 yuan. An in­ter­net user said the price equals Kobe beef, a fa­mous Ja­panese del­i­cacy.

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