Chinese Causes Global Milk Powder Shortage

Since the tainted formula powder scandal broke out in 2008 after numerous scandals on food safety in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), people became paranoid about Made in China products.

Since Hong Kong is the nearest destination for the Chinese (if you wonder why I use Chinese not mainlander, please refer to my previous post), it became the first victim of the milk powder raid…

It all began at the Lo Wu…

This is what it looks like at the Sheung Shui MTR station, the train station nearest to the boarder, every day! Even in the evening!

The majority (I won’t say all) of these people are Chinese across the boarder, purchasing daily necessity from Hong Kong. They buy in bulk, baby milk powder is one of the key things they smuggle to PRC. Some other items include, toilet rolls, rice, condiments, over-the-counter drugs, soft drinks, crisps and baby dippers.

As you can see from the picture above, they queue up outside the train station every day on the pavements, making it extremely inconvenient for people who live nearby, day and night.

They are often rude to others and have appalling manners, some who live in Sheung Shui have been hit by these smugglers’ trollies – here’s one picture in a local newspaper showing a victim who was injured by these smugglers.

A concern group is recently formed on Facebook. It updates the situation, organises protests on a regular basis and urges the HKSAR government to resolve the issue – banning the multi-daily-entry visa for Chinese.

When protesters demand the smugglers to stop and to go back to China, these smugglers often say:

“we are just making a living”

“without us (Chinese smugglers) buying your (HK) products, HK would have collapsed long time ago and we are contributing to your economy”

Some so called public figures and politicians urge Hong Kong people to tolerate Chinese for their behaviours:

“You are Chinese too. Accept the fact that they are less educated and from a different culture”

It is repeatedly said by the Chinese that purchasing things from another nation is a generous act for them because they spend their Renminbi in others nations, boosting their economies. See how their national news channel/mouthpiece position/legitimise/justify the invasion here!

They think clearing all baby milk powder from shops is perfectly alright, but they forgot about the fact that:

– baby milk powder is a type of necessity (too many working mothers, so formula is a great alternative to breast feed)

– baby milk powder manufacturers allocate a certain amount of their products to each market base on the expected birth rate in each market

– the population in PRC is substantially bigger than any other nations, and baby milk powder supply in Sydney, London, New Zealand or Germany cannot support the massive consumption of both the locals and Chinese from PRC.

They also think that people dislike them or posing daily purchase limit is an act of discrimination because people in other countries cannot accept the fact that Chinese are becoming rich and can afford foreign products.

Below are some news report across multiple nations


Holland news report

Here are more, more and more

Also saw a great blog post about what is going on…

I will continue to write more about this and the development in Hong Kong’s formula powder shortage. A “new policy” has been announced, which is completely insane!

Do you start to understand why Hong Kongers call Chinese locusts?

The origin of this term is from an English author, Archibald John Little (1838-1908). Here’s the quote from his book Mount Omi and beyond a record of travel on the Thibetan border:

Pere Amand David, who spent years on the Thibetan border, comments
bitterly in his Journal de mon troiseme voyage on this locust-like
propensity of the Chinese to destroy every green thing wherever
they penetrate, for when the trees are gone comes the turn
of the scrub and bushes, then the grass, and at last the roots,
until, finally, the rain washes down the accumulated soil of
ages, and only barren irocks remain.

Stay tune and please leave comments!

18 thoughts on “Chinese Causes Global Milk Powder Shortage

  1. This information needs to be shared with the world. The truth about big six dogs need to be told before China censors.

    • Please refrain from using terms only Hong Kongers could understand here.
      The reason I’m writing this blog in English is to help the world to understand the truth and realise the threat Chinese poses to the world!
      We must address these issues “calmly and rationally”. Otherwise, people in the world will immediately think we are just a bunch of moaning kids. We provide reasons, we lay out the facts, so the rest of the world can make their own judgement.
      I’m very passionate about Hong Kong, and believe me I want to swear in my blog posts all the time. However, to demonstrate self-control and be as calm as possible helps the world to accept and understand, or even sympathise us.
      In any case, please help introduce this blog to your friends! We all have a part to play in Hong Kong’s independence and to protect her is our priority.
      Thank you!

      • fact is, im in the UK and today saw a mainlander stacking up tins of baby milk powder. but noone cared. i saw he had bags of the stuff from other chemists too. 400% profit is a good reason to, but i dont know what effect this will have. maybe china should fix their baby milk powder issues first and none of this will be a problem.

      • Thanks for sharing and your reminder about the spams! New to blog and got too excited to see reply. 🙂

        I agree with you that China should go fix its formula milk problem instead of allowing its people to invade other countries.

        The fact is, the corrupted government will not fix the problem because it involves too many government officials (senior ones, as well as the low rank ones like the custom officers – according to sources the smugglers pay RMB10,000 a month to the officers and they’d turn a blind eye) who are taking bribe and if the root of the problem is being fixed, they can’t get the extra cash! Hence, they have zero incentive to crack down the milk powder problem.

        Also, it is part of the Commies master plan (call me a conspiracy theorist) to force HKers out of HK by creating a unlivable environment (expensive rents, impossible to buy a flat/house, low salary, less job opportunities, low (if not “no”) skill immigrants who take benefits the taxpayers pay for, shortage of daily supply, etc).

        If HKers don’t fight back and have no support from the globe, I worry that HK will be gone in no time…

        The Commies did say when they began the “negotiation” with the Brits that they don’t care if HK’s going to fall, all they want is to get the plot of land back.

        Going back to your note, how bad is the situation in the UK?

  2. is there something wrong in the milk powder supply chain? maybe there is also a business opportunity to enter china market? they buy them because they tust them.

    • All the major international brands are available in China. However, Chinese simply do not trust any of the formula powder they could buy locally, as many shops “dilute” the imported powder with “locally produced” or “unwanted” formula powder, in order to maximise their profit.
      They have no moral at all! Business opportunities? If you could afford to bribe all the different layers of officials in China, then maybe you’ll be able to have it exclusive too! Mind you, if you bribe them all, you could sell whatever you want and you could still walk if it kill somebody!
      This is China!

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