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  1. Ways to fight baby formula shortage

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more, but I don't agree. Families in Hong Kong face a shortage of milk powder after mainlanders snapped up tonnes during the Lunar New Year. A well-known brand that accounts for up to 50 ... a tax should be imposed on milk powder. That would help deter mainlanders from coming to the city to buy it. What's more, the government should impose a limit on how much milk powder each ...

  2. child health

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... powder out of Hong Kong b. require customers to show their child's birth certificate before they make a purchase c. limit the number of cans of baby formula people can carry across the border d. ban the sale of baby formula to mainlanders 2 According to lawmaker Wong Sing-chi, why is there an acute shortage of milk powder in Hong Kong? a. some manufacturers have gone bankrupt ...

  3. Hitting back

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Hong Kong. In some districts, Putonghua is heard more than Cantonese. They compete with locals for iPhones, baby milk powder, flats and maternity beds. They drive up property prices, making ... mainlanders allowed into Hong Kong daily for family reunion never gelled into an emotive issue, although it bothered some. But now a quota allows another 34,400 babies with mainland parents to be born ...

  4. Flash flood

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into suitcases, driving up prices to unaffordable levels for the rest of us. They clog our hospitals to have Hong Kong-born babies. They fight with local mothers to buy up all available baby milk powder ... inferior in their own city. Many are furious at having to compete for hospital beds, baby milk powder, iPhones or even the attention of shop assistants. They come for the parts of 'one ...

  5. Foreign brands can't afford to ignore naming and shaming

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... middle-class mainlanders to imported brands. For instance, after the scandal over the melamine-spiked baby milk powder in 2008, sales of imported powder soared to 597,000 tonnes in 2009 from 350,000 ...

  6. Distorted growth the driving force behind Hongkongers' ire

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of affordable restaurants and the difficulties in getting baby milk powder. Our leaders- and those who want to be elected as future leaders- need to address this issue. Bernard Chan is a former member ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a breakaway organisation. Baby 'proof' required We hear that distributors of baby milk formula in Hong Kong are adopting desperate measures to deal with the shortages that have caused ... the prospects for their new baby, the Hui Xian Reit, which is currently open for subscription and closes next Tuesday. It hasn't been received with quite the universal acclaim that is normally ...

  8. Father of baby born at border is jailed

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helen Yu hoishan.yu@scmp.com A baby was born while his mainland parents were being interrogated at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint, a court was told yesterday. But while the child ... mainlanders into the city. The baby's parents arrived at the checkpoint on March 27, but officers became suspicious when they claimed they were coming to Hong Kong to catch a flight to Indonesia, ...

  9. NPC asked for second look at Law's baby rule

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... case, the Court of Final Appeal ruled in 2001 that mainland baby Chong Fung-yuen, who was born in Hong Kong, had the right of abode, regardless of her parents' immigration status. ...

  10. An unwelcome reminder of the past for Hongkongers?

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on mainlanders? Mainlanders mean us no harm. They buy milk powder here because they are afraid that the product back home is tainted and will harm their children. Some want to give birth here to help give ...




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