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Hong Kong, Macao

Hong Kong's fresh retail chicken shops may make a comeback

With fears of bird flu allayed, the government backtracks on live poultry

A chicken retailer in Hong Kong. (Photo by Yasuo Awai)

HONG KONG -- Chicken rules the roost when it comes to Cantonese cuisine, and the fresher the better. But past government efforts to discourage retail sales of live chickens had almost put the once ubiquitous chicken shop on the endangered list.

In the not so distant past, people in Hong Kong would visit their neighborhood chicken shop -- easily identified by the cages of squawking chickens out front -- where they had the butcher 'process' their chosen bird on the spot.

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