Since the CCP-HKSAR government continues to fail to tackle the formula powder smuggling problem in Hong Kong, Netizens are taking the issues into their own hands!
Below are new
A petition has been created and some are considering to send the below new poster created by a famour Netizen to the United Nations.
This problem could be easily resolved by the government should it be determined and pledged to serve its people – the CCP-HKSAR Government is only loyal to the China Government, meaning whatever order they give the CCP-HKSAR government will execute. There are at least three options provided by commentators, all of them are legal, practical and reasonable, including imposing formula powder export tax, amending Importation and Exportation Ordinance, and listing formula powder under the Reserved Commodities Ordinance.
The HKSAR government does not have the gut to do any of the above measures because (I dare say) they cannot stop Chinese from coming to Hong Kong nor discourage them – because that sabotage China’s master plan to colonise and erase the Hong Kong race, by then Hong Kong will truly be part of China – Hong Kong City of Guangdong (Canton) Province of the People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong will be erased from the history. A master plan that will require a lot more explanation.
Bear in mind the fact that they’ve done it in the past and still doing in Tibet…
Since the previous blog post, the HKSAR government (aka, the CCP-HKSAR government) has proposed a new “policy” which is a glorified rationed system: Hong Kong mothers can join “Mother’s Clubs” in Hong Kong which are profit making organisations set up by baby milk powder manufacturers to secure guaranteed supply of three tins every two weeks.
I am most against this “policy”. What this “policy” suggests is that Hong Kong people have to allow Chinese to raid every shop in Hong Kong for formula powder. Many countries who face threats from the Chinese are imposing quota for individuals who purchase formula powder from shops.
Below is a world map of the footprint of Chinese raids for formula powder:
A few things we need to know before we can understand Chinese’s global raid:
First of all, there is an import tax on formula powder in China, ranging from 15% to 20%. In Hong Kong, there is no import tax imposed on baby milk powder.Those who buy in bulk in Hong Kong smuggled those formula powder across the border to China, a clear tax evasion situation. Market rumours (I think no one will doubt it’s in fact the truth) say that China’s customs received bribe from those smuggler groups (RMB10 per each person each time they cross the border with smuggled goods) so that they will not arrest nor prosecute smugglers.
Given that Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar, Hong Kong dollar is weaker than China’s RMB. Given the general public’s concern over locally produced or imported milk powder through distributors (Chinese think that any imported products that are packaged in China are unsafe), there is a huge demand for formula powder for infants in China.
This sets the background – Chinese have to go overseas (including Hong Kong) to buy safe milk powder to supply the 1.3 billion population’s demand.
How is a country as small as Hong Kong have sufficient supply for a country (China) which is millions times bigger than herself? Why is it Hong Kong’s responsibility to support China’s demand for a type of product that cannot be replaced?
Some argued that if Americans or Germans or people from any other countries would come to raid Hong Kong’s electronic appliances, Hong Kongers would not against it because they are free trade and helps the economy. This is a completely insane metaphor:
- Baby formula powder = necessity; Electronic appliances = luxury products (involving the elasticity of demand)
- Hong Kong’s size and supply of milk powder VS China’s size and demand for milk powder
- Chinese who come to Hong Kong (or any part of the world) do not just purchase a small amount, they buy in absolute bulk
- Being inconsiderate and selfish, Chinese do not care about if the local babies will suffer. All they care about is: having abundant supply for their own babies and making money from this trade
All of these are fomula powder!
The attitude of Chinese provokes Hong Kongers further, making one can’t help but think: You’re taking advantage of Hong Kong, distorting Hong Kong’s economy and destroying people’s livelihood, yet still claim to be doing good for the Hong Kongers?
A Facebook page posted the below recently about a message posted by a Chinese on Weibo (a China version of Twitter as Twitter isn’t allowed in China because of the censorship) – I’m keeping the Simplified Chinese characters here even though I (and many Hong Kongers) despise this broken language created by the Communists, I will try to write something about this in the near future.
Please note that this is not an isolated case, many people are bragging about their victory in raiding Hong Kong’s formula powder and mocking Hong Kongers as slaves and secondary citizens. Some even said “when the time comes, I will invade Hong Kong armed and kill every traitor and British-running-dog (i.e. Hong Kongers) I spot, so to make sure Hong Kong is part of China for good”:
Once again, Mainland Chinese is showing off the milk powder and says this is a GREAT success of the socialism has “defeated” capitalism. They are happy because Hong Kong Mothers couldn’t get the milk powder for Hong Kong babies and they are delighted for Hong Kong government is being controlled by the CCP, so that they can take as much as they want.
THIS IS AN INVASION. Stop telling us to be kind and ‘you have to help to poor’ – We have 1 million “poor” HongKongese and those PRChinese who come to take everything, even stay here, they are NOT that poor. Yet they are trying their best to ruin the city.
WE ARE HONGKONGESE, NOT CHINESE.「我们雄壮的社会主义大军硬是把资本主义的香港活活的从商品经济逼退回计划经济，国人威武啊！给力奶粉今天到货啦！何其壮观啊！看着房间的奶粉墙相当满足！」
习习在深圳：香港几乎所有的婴幼儿奶粉都被大陆水客抢购一空，有小孩的家庭也买不到奶粉，自由行签注又不归香港政府管，于是只好出台“新办法”——凭票供 应。有婴幼儿的家庭凭出生证可以保证每月买到两罐奶粉。就这样，我们雄壮的社会主义大军硬是把资本主义的香港活活的从商品经济逼退回计划经济，国人威武 啊！
Wan Chin, a scholar in Hong Kong, who’s the thought leader of city-state autonomy for Hong Kong commented on the issue about CCP-HKSAR government’s new policy.
Ration, is an extremely measure that responsible government would implement during war time in order to ensure that its people have sufficient daily supply, including food.
Imposing this system in Hong Kong but not controlling the invasion from China is rather putting the cart before the horse!
To protect Hong Kong and Hong Kongers, we must go independent!
Stay tune for more about Hong Kong.
PS: I do apologise that this isn’t the most systematic article – I’m by no means a good writer, and I get too emotional about this subject matter, my god children are very young and this issue makes me very angry
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
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.
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