Welcome to the latest episode of Chinese Soundbites, a podcast series brought to you by ChinesePod and Shanghaiist. Every week we’ll be bringing you topics and words pulled straight from the headlines, in Mandarin Chinese.
Unless you happen to work for Lehman Brothers, the biggest story in China this week has been about melamine, a fun little chemical first discovered in Sanlu infant formula and then in dairy products from pretty much all of China’s major dairy producers. We like kidney stones as much as anyone else, but we’re going to think twice before going for that ice cream cone from now on.
- 三鹿 [sān lù] Sanlu Group
- 奶粉 [nǎifěn] infant formula
- 毒奶粉 [dú nǎifěn] poison infant formula