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Mantou

Buns the latest scare

The list of mainland food scandals continues to grow, with Shenzhen reporters finding an illegal workshop that made steamed buns using waste water, out-of-date flour and artificial colours and flavours.

Monday, 9 May, 2011, 12:00am

No let-up as food scandals mount

The list of mainland food scandals continues to grow, with Shenzhen reporters discovering an illegal workshop that made steamed buns using waste water, flour well past its expiry date and lashings of artificial colours and flavours.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Filthy bun production line exposed on TV

Shanghai authorities pulled thousands of steamed buns from supermarket shelves after China Central Television exposed violations of food safety regulations at a major producer's factory.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

letters

Little angels

My teacher came up with a scheme called 'Little Angels' this year to help the class get to know one another. It seems to have worked. I feel cheerful about going to school now.

The scheme goes like this: we write a thank-you card to those who have helped us and whom we admire.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Bunfight erupts over shape of things to come

Have you ever wondered whether a mantou - Chinese steamed bun - should be round or square?

It may sound like a silly question, but it has sparked a huge controversy on the mainland.

The storm was touched off by reports that all mantou would have to be round or oval, under a set of production standards that came into effect on Tuesday.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

First, the good news

The fallout from the now notorious fake steamed buns story is assuming catastrophic proportions for the mainland media. The first to suffer was freelance reporter Zi Beijia, who admitted setting up the story of the baozi vendors in Beijing who were mixing cardboard soaked in caustic soda with pork to make the filling for their buns.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am