How did you spend your International Women’s Day? A pair of women stood at the Luohu Checkpoint in Shenzhen on the border of Hong Kong on March 8 to protest against milk powder while advocating breastfeeding. As The Nanfang reports:
The slogans on the signs read: “Limits on what you can buy don’t limit how much you can love;” “Milk powder is finite, a mother’s love is infinite;” “You don’t need foreign milk powder, you just need breast milk,” (the catchiness is somewhat lost in translation).
China has been embroiled in a bit of a powdered milk controversy, as supply continues to lag behind demand. Just last week, 45 were arrested in Hong Kong for smuggling baby milk formula. Meanwhile, Chinese health minister Chen Zhu recently called the smuggling a “temporary problem.”