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  1. News - China

    China promotes breast-feeding amid tainted milk scare

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 08:50pm by AP

    ... in the International Breastfeeding Journal in 2009. “Probably because of aggressive marketing of imported baby milk powder, people thought the baby formula was more nutritious,” said nurse Yang Xiaoping, ... leave babies with grandparents who have no choice but to use powdered formula. Tiantan Hospital encourages breast-feeding by putting mothers and their newborns in the same room instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295643/china-promotes-breast-feeding-amid-tainted-milk-scare
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Crackdown on milk formula traders in the public interest

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... can count on public support for intervention to stem the re-export of imported infant milk formula to the mainland by parallel traders, which has seriously depleted local supplies ... to controls to ensure supply. Nonetheless, the measures adopted are exceptional. Cross-border travellers are to be limited to two cans of baby formula for personal use- a fraction of current bulk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1141487/crackdown-milk-formula-traders-public-interest
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bow to populism on milk powder

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani says on the milk powder issue, our government is rightly putting people's lives ahead of abstract principles Why do mainland mothers so desperately want to buy baby milk powder in Hong Kong, even at vastly inflated prices? We all know why. They don't trust what's sold on the mainland. So what does the state-owned Global Times do? It savages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1186600/bow-populism-milk-powder
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Milk-powder row symptom of a wider rift with mainland

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, He Huifeng

    ... is frustrated by the city's new limit on exports of baby milk powder, introduced to crack down on parallel-goods traders and protect local consumers. The latest restriction reflects the tip ... the milk powder their babies are used to consuming in the market, which was indeed troubling to them," he said. "So this is not a problem of populism." Parallel-goods traders, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1192467/milk-powder-row-symptom-wider-rift-mainland
  5. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    Apology to 12 cross-border travellers over mistaken milk powder arrests

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Johnny Tam, Simpson Cheung

    ... by a person aged under 36 months" and "is or appears to be milk or a milk-like substance". Asked if the government would disclose a list of restricted milk powders, Ko initially said ... were wrong just because of some complaints. It will be tough for us to enforce the law now."   Apology over mistaken milk powder arrests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1197156/health-chief-apologises-milk-formula-blunder
  6. Milk powder firms will home-deliver baby formula

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Peter So

    ... Peter So and Ada Lee Three baby milk formula manufacturers have pledged to home-deliver up to three cans of milk formula to parents of babies who cannot find it in Hong Kong stores. Mead ... representatives and Democratic Party lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming yesterday. It followed a claim from angry parents they have not been able to buy enough milk formula for their babies in recent months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737366/milk-powder-firms-will-home-deliver-baby-formula
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Milk powder restriction a formula for heated debate at congress

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, Colleen Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... Minnie Chan, Colleen Lee and Gary Cheung in Beijing Criticism flies as delegates get wound up about HK curb on baby powder Restriction a formula for heated debate A curb on baby milk ... the top". "It just takes care of local children without considering our mainland babies," he said. "They not only confiscate offenders' milk powder, they also want to put them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1177464/baby-powder-restriction-formula-heated-debate-congress
  8. News - China

    Shenzhen customs: We won't crack down on 'moonlighting' baby formula smugglers

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 10:39am by Amy Li

    ... on your way back,” wrote blogger Shi Liqin on Weibo, “This good deed will benefit China’s babies.” Some others disagreed and said they were worried it would harm China's milk powder industry ... on Thursday they would not crack down on "moonlighting smugglers”. While recognising that more travellers are making fast money buying milk powder tins in Hong Kong before trading them at higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1207513/moonlighting-baby-formula-traders-spark-controversy
  9. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Milk powder row triggers calls for review of visit scheme

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by LAUREN HO, Johnny Tam

    ... for a review of the controversial individual visit scheme for mainlanders amid the row over cross-border trading of baby milk powder. The scheme, introduced in 2003, allows mainlanders to travel to Hong Kong on their own rather than in a tour group. Tourism Board chairman and Liberal Party lawmaker James Tien Pei-chun said he welcomed measures to clamp down on trading of the milk powder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142724/calls-review-mainland-solo-visit-scheme
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Milk powder restrictions are not designed to humiliate Chinese mainlanders

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu says viewing the furore over Hong Kong's milk powder restrictions in a context of 'national humiliation' is unhelpful It's sad for many of us to read articles with headlines like "City is troublesome, says milk powder offender", and commentaries in the Global Times describing the lack of food safety on the mainland as a "new collective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1187717/milk-powder-restrictions-are-not-designed-humiliate-chinese

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