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"Smugglers" of.... Baby Formula (powdered milk)???!

"Smugglers" of.... Baby Formula (powdered milk)???!
I use the quotations because, technically, they are not hiding anything nor smuggling illegal substances. They are merely making money off the population in China who no longer trust their food supply, hence people bring Hong Kong food into China to make a quick and steady profit.

This is the Sheung Shui Station, the last stop before the Hong Kong-China border. There are so many people here because the Chinese Chinese (Chinese nationals from China) don't trust their food supply system (with very good reasons). There have been too many cases of contaminated food, fake food, food made with deadly chemicals and food made with rotten meats etc. So what do the millions of Chinese who live along the Hong Kong border do?

They cross the Hong Kong-Chinese border several times a day to bring Hong Kong food into China, then sell it at a huge profits. This is because food inspection in Hong Kong is much more reliable and stringent. Hong Kong food is "HOT," strangely.

The situation has gotten so bad, particularly for baby powdered milk that, Hong Kong's local population often finds empty shelves when they go shopping. The Hong Kong government had to introduce legislation to restrict the export of powdered milk at the land border controls.

Crazy and sad (that the Chinese cannot even eat safe and healthy food) : (

www.dw.de/hong-kong-fights-a-battle-to-save-its-baby-milk...

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