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June 18, 20128 Comments

Astronauts’ special food supply angers Chinese netizens

From Beijing News Just as China sends a manned spacecraft into orbit for its first docking mission, a news report about how Chinese astronauts depend on special food supply for nutrition and health has sparked widespread anger over the government’s failure to improve food safety for the general public. Some even call on the authorities [...]

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April 26, 2012One Comment

Chinese rural children malnourished, anemic and poisoned

Additional sources: People’s Daily Online, Southern Weekend, China News Approximately 40 percent of children in rural China are stunted as a result of maternal and childhood malnutrition, according to a 2009 UNICEF report.  Corruption and incompetence at the local level have only made the matter worse by sickening even more children. In Gaohan Village, Yunnan [...]

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April 16, 20125 Comments

Latest product scandal exposed by state media: medicine capsules made from leather scraps

From Sina For years, underground workshops in China have been bleaching worn-out leatherwear and leather scraps with lime, processing them into a gelling agent and selling it to manufacturers of medicine capsules, according to an investigative report by China Central Television. Such capsules contain a high level of chromium, which, as a heavy metal, may [...]

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March 23, 20126 Comments

Photos: A ‘plastic surgery’ that turns duck into goose

From NetEase In Guangdong, because a domesticate goose costs twice as much as a duck, restaurants that serve roast geese usually pass ducks off as geese. After their feathers are plucked and their feet are choped off, the two birds look quite the same, except that a Chinese domestic goose may be readily distinguished from [...]

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March 16, 20126 Comments

McDonald’s bitten by China’s state watchdog over food safety. Which side do netizens take?

On March 15, China’s Consumer Rights Protection Day, China Central Television wielded its camera at world’s largest fast food chain and exposed a number of dishonest and unsanitary practices – with its reporter masquerading as a busboy. However, the story takes a surprising twist, after the hashtag “I trust McDonalds more than I trust CCTV” [...]

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February 20, 201215 Comments

Picture of the day: Walnut made of cement

Mr. Li bought 2.5 kilos of walnut from a street vendor in Zhengzhou city, Henan province on February 15. After he got home and cracked open some of them, he found that inside walnuts were broken concrete chunks. In order to reap more profit, vendors cracked open walnuts that have a thin husk, took out [...]

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