Archive for September 20th, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Lethal Dairy Products

“You were desperate for a negative story of China to appear after the unparallelled success of the Olympic (and Paralympic) Games,” writes a commenter on a BBC correspondent’s blog entry about tainted milk powder.

(If you ever wondered how one can somehow create a link between the Beijing Olympics 2008 and the latest milk scandal, your question has now been answered.)

News is short-lived. But the current scandal isn’t the first of its kind in China.

Old news? Dozens of Chinese babies are said to have died from malnutrition in the past year after being fed fake or inferior-quality baby milk powders. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said makers of the products would be severely punished, the China Daily paper said.

That was in April 2004. As Hermit the Taoist Dragonfly said before – China’s enemies are very cruel.

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