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  1. Comment - Letters

    Right to breastfeed deserves support

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Breastfeeding deserves the same support as formula-milk supplies The government is to be commended for attending to the needs of non-breastfeeding mothers so that their infants do not lack formula milk. It is ironic that breastfeeding mothers requesting such high-level policy direction, multi-bureau participation and injection of resources to ensure their infants are able ...

  2. Business - Companies - AGRICULTURE

    Bumper Chinese milk stocks hammer dairy prices

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:15pm by Reuters

    ... to get through at the same time as domestic production has improved." Milk powder is a highly sensitive topic in China after a scandal in 2008 when melamine added to baby milk killed ... Much of the blame for plummeting prices has been linked to a surge in Chinese imports of milk powder in the second half of last year following a series of food scandals and supply worries. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Ai Weiwei's new work inspired by milk powder debate

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

    ... in 2008. That year, milk powder and baby formula sold by major mainland manufacturers were found to be tainted with the chemical melamine, which made the milk appear to have a higher protein ... mainland people going to Hong Kong to buy milk powder is a very strange thing. Will people have to go to buy air or even water in Hong Kong in future? "To me, mainland people going to Hong ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Producers boost supply of baby milk powder

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Pharmaceutical companies say there is no shortage of baby milk powder in the stores, even though demand from shoppers has increased sharply. Pingo Luk Yip-shing, general manager of Abbott Nutrition, said the demand for baby milk powder had been rising for six months, so the manufacturer had increased supplies by 20 per cent to 30 per cent from the last quarter ...




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