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Shame on Chinese Govt

Posted by feww on January 2, 2009

Why are the Chinese treated almost like non-humans by most of the rest of the world?

Because their govt behaves as if they are agents of the old colonial powers.

With at least 6 dead babies [the actual toll could be many times higher] and 300,000 others sickened as a result of consuming Sanlu-Fonterra tainted milk, the Chinese government had the reason and opportunity to go after the two companies owners, ensuring that their executives spend the rest of their worthless lives behind bars.


Former Sanlu dairy boss,  Tien Wenhua, whose company’s second round of tainted milk was responsible for the deaths of at least six babies and illnesses of more than 300,000 others pleaded guilty to the charges brought against her, which could lead to the death penalty. Photo: Source. Image may be subject to copyright.

The authorities arrested Tien Wenhua the former head of Chinese-New Zealand joint venture company Sanlu, who recently pleaded guilty to various charges relating to the contaminated milk sales. Yet the other board directors who were slated by New Zealand’s Fronterra, the 43 percent partner in Sanlu-Fonterra joint venture company,  got away scot-free, as if the Chinese authorities were ordered by the old colonial powers to keep their hands off Fonterra directors.

Fonterra’s dishonest chief executive, Andrew Ferrier, even had the audacity to spread disinformation about Tien Wenhua’s guilty plea, saying that “[Tien] had absolutely and unequivocally pleaded not guilty to the charges she faced.”

Facts

The fact is that tainted milk powder was first banned in 2004. Following the “Big Head Baby” incident, the chinese media reported in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, that Sanlu’s powdered milk had been blacklisted as inferior. But the baby formula was soon back on the shelves with authorities’ blessings.

A December 7, 2004 reprint of state-run Xinhua news by China Pharmaceutical News headline below reads: ‘Sanlu Powdered Milk: Turn Crisis into an Advantage’ provided a clue that the group and everyone else in the industry was aware the powdered milk had been tainted.

Turn Crisis into Turning Point ((Screenshot))

The reprint of communist regime’s mouthpiece Xinhua News by China Pharmaceutical News on December 7, 2004, ‘Sanlu Powdered Milk: Turn Crisis into Turning Point’ (Screenshot). Source: Epoch Times

Ther’s absolutely no possibility whatever that Fonterra executives, especially their CEO, Andrew Ferrier, didn’t know about Sanlu’s first round of tainted milk scandal when it occurred in 2004.

It’s a great injustice and a big shame that he does not share the same fate as his former business partner and solemate Tien Wenhua.

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Tainted Milk Sickens Lion Cub and Baby Orangutans

Posted by feww on September 30, 2008

Lion cub, baby orangutans sick from tainted Sanlu-Fonterra powdered milk

A lion cub and two baby orangutans nursed with tainted milkpowder for about a year have developed kidney stones at Hangzhou Safari Park near Shanghai.


A young orangutan is checked for kidney stones at an animal hospital in Hangzhou, in east China’s Zhejiang province, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008. A lion cub and two baby orangutans from the Hangzhou Safari Park were found to have kidney stones after zoo workers fed them Sanlu brand milk powder for more than a year. Tainted dairy products have sickened thousands of infants and killed four in China. (AP Photo/EyePress). Image may be subject to copyright.

The tainted milk powder was made by the Sanlu-Fonterra joint venture operation, which has sickend at least 54,000 infants in China killing four. [The exact number of the dead infants appears to be a state secret.]

“The milk powder crisis made us very worried about the health situation of baby animals,” Ju Lijia, the animal park’s spokeperson reportedly said. “We stopped feeding with Sanlu after it was found to be tainted.”

So far, the three animals are the only ones diagnosed with kidney stones, Ju said. (Source)

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Sanlu Was First Banned in 2004, then Reinstated

Posted by feww on September 23, 2008

Why Both Fonterra & NZ Govt Must Have Known About Tainted Baby Formula Long Before Their  Corporate Manslaughter Case

The following article, which is reprinted in full in view of public interest, is another damning testimony why both Fonterra and New Zealand Government must have known about Sanlu tainted milk practice by as early as December 2004.

Tainted Milk Powder Banned Four Years Ago – But back on shelf with authorities’ backup

Sep 21, 2008 (Last Updated: Sep 22, 2008) –
http://en.epochtimes.com/n2/china/tainted-milk-four-years-ago-4573.html

By Xin Fei
Epoch Times Staff

Turn Crisis into Turning Point ((Screenshot))

The reprint of communist regime’s mouthpiece Xinhua News by China Pharmaceutical News on December 7, 2004, 'Sanlu Powdered Milk: Turn Crisis into Turning Point' ((Screenshot))

Deception that began four years ago continues, as the furore of tainted powdered milk causing kidney stones in babies spreads throughout China.

The public learned, earlier this month, that milk powder tainted with melamine has been found to be the cause of kidney stones in infants across China. At least four babies have died as a result.

In an incident four years ago, following the “Big Head Baby” media report in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, Sanlu’s powdered milk had been blacklisted as inferior.

Shortly after, Sanlu was removed from the blacklist, by the communist regime’s food administration, and reinstated.

Many people in Fuyang, knowing that Sanlu powdered milk had quality problems, suspected the company of manipulating the local and central government officials and using the Chinese state media in efforts to restore its reputation.

Media Reports Indicated No Crisis

A December 7, 2004 reprint of state-run Xinhua news by China Pharmaceutical News headline reading: ‘Sanlu Powdered Milk: Turn Crisis into an Advantage’ provided a clue that the group was aware the powdered milk had been tainted.

On January 16, 2004, Zhang Guangkui of Yongzhuang Village, Luzhai Town, Linquan County, Fuyang City, Anhui Province complained that the Sanlu infant powdered milk formula that he bought was tainted.

On April 22, the front page of local Fuyang newpaper Yingzhou Evening News printed a list of tainted powdered milk brands resulting from the spot check. Sanlu infant milk formula was 32nd on the list.

On the same day, Sanlu Group deputy general manager Zhang Zhenling and other high level staff members hurried to Fuyang City to negotiate with the local government. A statement said:  “ … a mistake was made by related workers” and Fuyang City apologized.

A few days after April 22, 2004, markets all over the country were compelled to remove and seal Sanlu’s powdered milk.

Sanlu’s sales fell, its losses exceeded tens of millions RMB (around US$10 million).

On April 26, the Ministry of Public Health, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) issued an emergency notice requesting local law-enforcing departments to allow normal sales of Sanlu powdered milk.

On the first working day after the “May 1” seven-day-long holidays that year, AQSIQ announced that as a result of a spot check, 30 companies producing powdered milk had been declared as safe.

Sanlu was the first one on the list.

Public Relations Crisis Management Efforts

According to a Xinhua News report in 2004, on April 27, Sanlu and several dozen dairy enterprises conducted good faith symposiums in several cities. The theme was  ‘Resisting Killer Powdered Milk’.

They jointly released the first ‘Dairy Business Good Faith Pledge’ in the country, firmly promising not to produce or sell inferior quality dairy products.

Within one day, Sanlu had notified 93 media nationwide, and 19 media removed Sanlu powdered milk from their blacklist reports.

On April 28, 2004, organized by Specific Association for Child Food, Chinese Society for Food Science and Technology, Sanlu and nine food security trusts donated 4,985 boxes of infant powdered milk to Fuyang City in an experimental bid for commercial enterprises.

After these events, in many business strategy documents and articles, Sanlu was used as model for managing crisis successfully.

In September 2008, when poisonous Sanlu powdered milk was first exposed, Sanlu vigorously denied any contamination in the powdered milk and attempted to redeem itself by citing conclusions given by the authoritative quality examination departments.

According to Tencent QQ financial channel report on September 11, Sanlu Group media department indicated;

“Sanlu is a brand product of powdered milk, the production is strictly in accordance with national standards and the product is qualified. Currently, there is no evidence indicating illness caused by Sanlu powdered milk.”

Since the incident came to light last week, the Sanlu Group has continued to gloss over it and deny involvement, while passing the blame onto dairy farmers.

As pressure increases domestically and internationally, the communist regime’s officials, at all levels, have ducked for cover saying that Sanlu knew the facts all along but failed to file a report.  Copyright the author or respective news agency. [Emphasis are added by FEWW]

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Scale of Sanlu-Fonterra Corporate Manslaughter Widens

Posted by feww on September 21, 2008

Update Sept 22-08: Sanlu Was First Banned in 2004, then Reinstated

The number of babies hospitalized with kidney stones rises above 13,000, news of dead infants appears suppressed.

53,000 babies sickened, 13,000 of them hospitalized and at least 4 dead in Sanlu-Fonterra corporate manslaughter

Australian news outlet LiveNews reported that about 13,000 Chinese children have been hospitalized after consuming contaminated Sanlu-Fonterra baby formula. However, the reported number of babies who lost their lives appears to have been suppressed by the authorities and remains at 4 dead infants.


Security staff keep order as families with children who are undergoing medical checks for possible kidney stones wait their turn at a hospital in Chongqing municipality, September 19, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer. Image may be subject to copyright.

In a new development, a Hong Kong toddler was diagnosed with a kidney stone after consuming melamine-tainted baby formula,  the first reported casualty outside mainland China. [Source]

The Chinese PM, Wen Jiabao appeared on state television promising to prevent further incidents. [More likely to prevent the news of further incidents from spreading!]

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Breaking News: China Deadly Milk Scandal Deepens

Posted by terres on September 19, 2008

Update Sept 22-08: Sanlu Was First Banned in 2004, then Reinstated

China Finds Liquid Milk Also Tainted

First melamine-tainted milk powder, now melamine-tainted ‘fresh’ milk, too!

Chinese inspectors said they found 10% of the milk from the country’s two largest dairies, Mengniu Dairy Group and Yili Industrial Group, contained up to 8.4 milligrams of melamine per kg.

This news came amid deepening tainted powdered milk scandal which has already killed 4 babies and claimed up to 7,000 infant victims with kidney stones, including at least 150 babies with acute kidney failures.  Sources:      VideoBBC; AP


Parents and their infants queue for medical treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Zhengzhou in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province, Sept. 17, 2008.  4 Infants have already died and up to 7,000 developed kidney stones, 150 of them with actue kidney failures, drinking Sanlu-Fonterra tainted baby milk powder. The chemical melamine was added to the milk as it was believed to have helped to increase protein content. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)
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