Britain pledges pig semen to China

We present to His Excellency the President of the Presidium of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of the People's Republic of China an enormous tank of pig semen!

Under the deal with China, the "porcine semen" can be flown to the country in frozen and fresh form. Pigs will not be flying but their seed will take to the air. A No 10 spokesperson said: "We're doing all we can to ensure that businesses up and down the country reap the rewards from our relationship with China. And that includes our pig farmers. This new deal to export pig semen will be worth £45m to UK firms and means Britain's best pigs will help sustain the largest pig population in the world.