Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Chinese Culture of Dishonesty

From "Optimal adulteration: Subtle food poisoning by cheap Chinese suppliers"

"Chinese subtly adulterate stuff that they sell to us, in order to keep their costs lower than other countries and fool us gullible Americans who are looking to save a little bit on price. Medicine, drywall, food, it doesn't matter."
Also: "Thousands of mainland Chinese cross the Shenzhen/Hong Kong border daily to buy baby milk powder in Hong Kong retail stores. They can buy the exact same milk powder in China from the exact same foreign brands, but they fear that their own retailers will stock counterfeit goods and they don't trust their goverment to enforce the law and catch the crooks."


Anonymous said...

Great stuff.

When you ask them how oysters from China can be cheaper than oysters from America, when America has cheaper energy prices, lower tax and massively higher productivity, a longer coast line and lower transportation costs, they won't be able to answer. They will tell you that labour in China is cheaper. Labour is cheaper in China but most food is made more cheaply in the States. Why are oysters special?

No, the real problem is the the food importers will poison you so they can buy a larger yatch. The media will not investigate these issues because they want food companies to advertise and would prefer to see you get sick than to lose advertising dollars.

CP said...

"Brevetoxin (PbTx), or brevetoxins, are a suite of cyclic polyether compounds produced naturally by a species of dinoflagellate known as Karenia brevis. Brevetoxins are neurotoxins that bind to voltage-gated sodium channels in nerve cells, leading to disruption of normal neurological processes and causing the illness clinically described as neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP)."

HeresyValue said...

For anyone who doubts the cross-border China-Hong Kong trade this is immensely true and verifiable by crossing any one of the border's checkpoints, which will ALL display warnings about baby-powder trafficking prominently and alongside the traditional major warnings.

However, the concern is both ways. Hong Kong parents are, of course, terrified of the thought of anything made-in-China going into the mouths of their children.

CP said...

What you are saying is: NOBODY wants to eat anything made in China, if they can help it.