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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border traders rush to stockpile milk formula ahead of curbs

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 03:35pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... hours. The government is expected to announce a basket of restrictions, preserving supplies for Hong Kong babies, as early as Friday afternoon. Measures may include labelling infant milk formula ... Lai Ying-kit Cross-border traders were rushing to store up on milk formula on Friday morning, in the final hours before the government’s expected launch of new measures to curb the trade. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Move to protect Hong Kong milk formula stocks by making it 'reserved commodity'

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Government examines proposal to make infant milk a 'reserved commodity' to combat inflated prices and shortages caused by parallel trading BID TO PROTECT MILK FORMULA STOCKS The city is considering making infant milk formula a "reserved commodity" after executive councillor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee floated the idea to restrict ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    US study focuses on how infants' brains respond to language

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... at the University of Washington in Seattle had a group of seven- and 11-month-old infants listen to a series of syllables while sitting in a brain scanner. Not only did the auditory areas of their brains ... into the mix to see how babies' perception of speech sounds change as they grow. They looked at brain activation of the infants, all from English-only-speaking homes, while listening to a series ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Three arrested at border 'attempting to smuggle HK$24,940 of baby formula'

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 01:22pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to the government. The Customs and Excise Department detained the 23-year-old driver after 60 cans of formula were found hidden behind the back seat of his seven-seater van. In a separate case, customs ... travellers leaving Hong Kong will be allowed to carry only 1.8kg, or approximately two cans, of milk formula. Anyone caught breaching the rules may face two years of jail time and a HK$500,000 fine. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing hints at displeasure over Hong Kong's handling of baby formula issue

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan in Beijing, Joshua But and Jeffie Lam

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing, Joshua But and Jeffie Lam Top mainland official urges lawmakers to be more sensitive to needs of their neighbours Beijing hints at displeasure over infant formula ... lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching said Wang's "completely illogical and inappropriate" remarks were intended to put pressure on limits placed on infant formula. "The political ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Police intervene as tempers rise over milk formula trade

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND JOLIE HO

    ... Ada Lee in Shenzhen and Jolie Ho Tempers rise at milk formula protest Police intervened yesterday at Sheung Shui MTR station amid fears of a confrontation between parallel-goods traders carrying infant milk formula to the mainland and protesters waving the colonial Hong Kong flag. As an elderly man angrily denied accusations he was a parallel-goods trader, his shouts drew ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese snap up baby milk formula in Australia

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... shelves empty. Supermarket Coles said it was trying to arrange extra shipments of infant formula. Some pharmacies were rationing sales to a few cans per customer. Media reports said Chinese ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Chinese snap up baby milk formula Australian supermarkets and pharmacies were running out of popular baby formula yesterday after unprecedented sales ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Vigilantes tackle wrong target in crusade against formula hoarders

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... stockpiling formula milk. About 20 members of the Hong Kong Autonomy Movement who rallied online gathered outside Mong Kok East MTR station in a bid to block people carrying cans of formula or boxes ... under the individual-visitor scheme. A mother from Kwun Tong who has been affected by the rush on baby formula signed a petition to support the group's campaign. At the end of last year, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health chief suggests stocking up on formula

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Olga Wong

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Olga Wong Health chief suggests stocking up on formula Health minister Dr Ko Wing-man has asked parents to stock up on infant formula to cope with the anticipated rise ... a two-tin restriction on infant formula for outbound travellers in March after a run on certain brands of formula early this year. Ko said it had been effective. The surge in demand was widely ...

  10. Shortage of infant milk causes stir

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Angry parents have joined calls for a departure tax on people who take unused supplies of infant formula out of Hong Kong. They also want the government to set a limit on how many ... 600 residents in the northern New Territories, most of them parents and newlyweds, had signed his petition for a tax on infant formula leaving Hong Kong, Wong said. Among them is a Fanling ...




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