Following sustained uproar in Hong Kong over so-called parallel traders buying up the city’s supply of milk powder, the SAR government introduced tough new regulations on the export of the product, arresting 25 people in the first three days. The obsession with using milk powder (which, when imported, can be extortionately expensive) is often put down to a decades long campaign by producers to dissuade Chinese women from breastfeeding.
Some pro-breastfeeding demonstrators gathered at the Luhou Checkpoint in Shenzhen, on the Hong Kong / Chinese border, holding signs advocating the use of breast milk. Slogans included: “Milk powder is finite, a mother’s love is infinite”; “Limits on what you can buy don’t limit how much you can love”; “You don’t need foreign milk powder, you just need breast milk”.
This being China, the media savvy protesters stripped down to bikinis, knowing this would all but guarantee that they be photographed by local media and their message spread by leery websites such as this one.
[Via: The Nanfang]