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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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Taiwan Cares about Citizens, China Doesn’t!

Posted by feww on September 30, 2008

Taiwan demands apology, compensation from China over tainted milk

Taipei – Taiwan Premier Liu Chao-hsuan told parliament on Tuesday that he demanded an apology and compensation as appropriate from China over tainted milk import.

“Hereby, I make a formal request to demand China apologize to Taiwan … Departments concerned will have calculate the damages caused within a week. Once the damages are confirmed, we will help seek compensation from China,” he said.


A 6x8mm Kidney Stone. Credit: Robert R. Wal

Five Taiwanese children have reportedly developed kidney stones after drinking tainted Chinese milk powder, and the food industry has incurred substantial losses due to product recalls.

A Taiwanese delegation that visited China last weekend to probe the tainted milk scandal, expressed concerns about the safety of imported food from China.

Beijing and Taipei subsequently agreed to cooperate closely on food safety issues. (Source)

Will China Prosecute Sanlu-Fonterra Directors and Executives for Corporate Manslaughter?

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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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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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