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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bow to populism on milk powder

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

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says on the milk powder issue, our government is rightly putting people's lives ahead of abstract principles Proudly populist 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Ai Weiwei's new work inspired by milk powder debate

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the baby formula issue since the melamine milk scandal was exposed on the mainland in 2008. That year, milk powder and baby formula sold by major mainland manufacturers were found to be tainted ... work inspired by milk powder debate Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has drawn inspiration from the controversy over infant formula in Hong Kong and on the mainland for his new work, which ...

  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 ...

  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

    ... Johnny Tam and Simpson Cheung Government will consider clarifying legal definition of infant formula after mix-up Apology over mistaken milk powder arrests A lawmaker has attacked ... tins, or 1.8kg, of milk formula out of Hong Kong. But it was later discovered that the baby cereal was not a restricted product. Ko said they would not be charged and the government would look ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Milk powder restrictions are not designed to humiliate Chinese mainlanders

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

    ... allow us to buy an additional can of milk powder". For the government to take steps to protect its supply of basic goods, like baby formula, does not make the government or its people ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says viewing the furore over Hong Kong's milk powder restrictions in a context of 'national humiliation' is unhelpful Guilt trip It's sad for many ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CUSTOMS

    Woman held at Hong Kong border for 'breaking milk limit'- with rice cereal

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 06:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com A mainland woman said she was detained at the border last week for breaking Hong Kong's two-tin limit on milk powder exports because she thought rice-based milk cereal for infants was not affected by the new restrictions. The regulations, which came into effect on March 1, limit unlicensed exports of powdered infant formula to two cans ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Can restricting exports on milk formula prove best for Hong Kong's babies?

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... the one child policy, between 16 and 17 million babies are born in the world's most populous country each year. Milk powder consumption in China reached 37.8 million tonnes last year. ... the scramble for milk powder she and her husband went through during the Lunar New Year holiday. "It was out of stock in every retailer we went to. Do you know how frustrating it is when you ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Parallel trading of baby milk formula still rampant despite Hong Kong restrictions

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... at the border is still active despite the Hong Kong government's restrictions on exporting baby milk formula, with traders mobilising a large number of travellers to beat the two-tin limit. A check of the mainland side of the Lo Wu border checkpoint at the weekend found several dozen traders with trolleys full of milk powder. They were collecting different brands and handing out cash to travellers. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    10 suspected milk formula smugglers arrested

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com 10 arrested in milk formula swoop The continuing crackdown on cross-border baby formula traders has seen 10 people arrested in two days for allegedly smuggling 110 tins of milk powder, customs chiefs said yesterday. All 10 suspects, aged from 26 to 50, were from Hong Kong. Customs chiefs believe three smuggling syndicates were smashed in an operation ...




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