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45 Arrested in HK For Smuggling Baby Powder

Hong Kong customs officials arrested 45 people late last week on charges of smuggling baby milk formula into mainland China, after a new emergency law took effect on March 1st which limits passengers to no more than two cans...

China Investigates ‘Golden Rice’

As China tightens food safety regulations amid various accusations, including the discovery of a cancer-causing toxin in baby formula, China is now investigating claims that genetically-modified ‘Golden Rice’ was tested on...

Nursing Mothers Stage Feed-In

Amid the controversy of forced abortions and China sending its first woman into space, women’s issues have once again become the focus of media attention. The Global Times reports 30 mothers staged a breast-feeding flash...

Cancer-causing Toxin Found in Chinese Baby Formula

China’s scandal-ridden dairy industry is again the focus of public scrutiny. This time, aflatoxin, a cancer-causing element, was found in samples of Nanshan Bywise infant formula. From Reuters: Five batches of Nanshan Bywise...

Safety Scandals Give Foreign Dairies a Boost

With the safety of dairy products, especially infant formula, constantly under question in China, foreign brands are finding an opening into the China market. From Reuters: The latest foreign bet comes from Danish-Swedish dairy...

Focusing on Short-Sightedness in China

At The Wall Street Journal, Alex Frangos examines the fad gripping Hong Kong for wearing lenseless glasses as fashion accessories, often in conjunction with contact lenses. The no-glass frames also don’t blind the wearer...

Chinese Official Suspended Over Lead Poisoning

Following the discovery that over 200 children suffer from lead poisoning from a nearby battery factory, a local environmental official in Anhui has been suspended. From NPR: Zhao Yiping, the head of the local environmental...

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