Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 11:29 AM
Result #3 for Google image search for 牛奶 (milk)
Yesterday, The China Daily reported that the melamine tainted milk scandal gas widened beyond the Sanlu brand to include some of the industry's biggest names in China:
The death toll so far from melamine tainted milk is 3, with 6,244 babies sickened. The scandal has caused some anguish on the Chinese Internet. Here are a few translated comments to a post titled 'Do you accept Sanlu's apology?' on the popular Tianya forum:
The government have started to act on that last suggestion. Xinhua reported last night that several more arrests have been made of government officials and other people responsible for the crisis, including Tian Wenhua, former board chairwoman and general manager of Sanlu Group who was fired by the company on Tuesday this week.
Meanwhile, the author of a Tianya post titled 'In the midst of the powdered milk scandal, a deficiency of breast milk', apparently a young mother, argues that Chinese women should be encouraged to breast feed rather than give their babies formulae.
Oddly enough, at the end of August, the Southern Daily published an article on this issue headlined '9 out of 10 new mothers don't have enough breast milk' (translated at the Danwei link below).
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