Wal-Mart is getting another public bludgeoning in China as anger over food safety and political fighting make the retail giant a convenient target. Authorities in the city of Chongqing have arrested two employees, closed down 13 Wal-Mart stores for two weeks and fined the company $421,000.

Some Wal-Mart stores in China will close temporarily following accusations they sold ordinary pork as organic pork, Wal-Mart said. "We have agreed to temporarily close some stores in Chongqing for 15 days. We believe this will allow us to complete comprehensive actions to upgrade the standards in these Chongqing stores," Wal-Mart said in a statement.

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