Mooncake is being snubbed in China for the first time anyone can remember, despite of the forthcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, while the fate of crabs is only a little bit better – or worse, depending on your point of view. Luxury mooncakes – a form of tribute – used to be sold at staggering prices, easily more than 1,000 yuan ($162), but such prices are rare this year, ahead of the September 19 festival…Full-text article: China Daily Sep 2013

Key point

  • According to the Suzhou Yangcheng Lake Crab Association, mitten crab prices are expected to drop 20% this year

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