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China’s Tainted Food Products Only Harm the Average People, High-Ranking Officials Have Their Own Specially-Supplied Food Sources

While China’s food security crisis has resulted in Chinese people fearing that nothing is safe to eat, a source has revealed that China has always had one special source of food and supply network: that which serves national Communist Party and government officials. This food is specially produced, transported, and examined, according to especially strict standards, translated by CDT.

On August 18, 2008, State Council (China’s Cabinet) Party and State Organizations Special Food Supply Center Director Zhu Yonglan (祝咏兰)gave the following address:

All leaders, guests, and old friends:

Hello everyone! I am very happy to represent the State Council Party and State Organizations Special Food Supply Center in chairing this conference.

The State Council Party and State Organizations Special Food Supply Center was established in April 2004. It was a collaborative organ of the State Council Veteran Cadre Activities Center National Organic Produce Supply. It is supported by the State Council Logistics Base, Central Security Bureau farms, and supply bases spread over all 13 provinces, municipalities directly under central government control and autonomous regions. These bases supply the 94 ministries’ and commissions’ veteran cadres with high quality organic food products. Our Center is fully empowered to specially supply the State Council Veteran Cadre Activities Center.

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The State Council Party and State Organizations Special Food Supply Center carefully oversees the process by which all food products, tea, alcohol etc. are chosen. There are only a handful of products that merit the label “Special Product to Central Party and State Organs.” All the organic produce is carefully selected according to international and national organic production standards, and inspected according to rigorous national approval processes. All corporations and centers that pass this supply system process are periodically reevaluated, and if their standards do not remain of the highest caliber they are excluded. At present, the northeast rice supply base, Wuhan (Hubei Province) aquatic product cultivation base, Yunnan tea production base, and Inner Mongolia beef and mutton production base all qualify as model national food supply bases, and are used not only for selection and purchase of food products but also for training purposes.

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Our “Party and National Government Special Supply” products accord with the highest standard. Everyone knows that at present average production facilities use large quanitities of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Antibiotics and hormones are used in the raising of animals. Aquatic animal products are raised in polluted waters. All of these toxins end up in the final food products (all kinds of produce, meat, dairy products etc.). It goes without saying that these are harmful when consumed by humans. Organic products are all naturally grown and processed, no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, contaminated or polluted materials, or chemical additives or preservatives or genetically modified products are used, and they are approved according to organic produce standards. If any product does not meet the above standards, it cannot qualify as a “Central Party and Government Organization Special Supply Product.”

Regarding “nourishment,” organic produce cannot have been polluted or contaminated or have any additives. This is to preserve natural nourishment, and ensure that this food has more fiber, trace elements, and minerals.

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In order to satisfy the State Council Veteran Cadre Activities Center’s requirements, we classify this health maintenance food according to special categories. It is specially categorized in between regular food and pharmaceuticals. These products must pass animal quality inspections and receive the approval of the National Food and Medical Products Inspection Administration Bureau. This ensures it is not polluted, or tainted by hormones or chemicals. Then the products have to undergo GPM (Government Process Management) national certification and ISO09000 quality system certification.

The State Council Veteran Cadre Activities Center’s special selection of health protecting food products is the result of the State Council Party and State Organizations Special Food Supply Center and Central Safety and Quality Certification Center joint certification process. Nationwide more than 1,000 health protecting food products have been inspected and approved by this procedure. From the perspectives of the six big criteria of: security, efficacy, after sale service, external appearance, consumer reputation, and quality management, these products all pass with the highest marks. After a half year process of measuring these six standards, the “Shandong Province Ke’er Yikang Medical Capsules” and “Jinduolaike Sugar Substitute Capsules” received the highest marks.

I hereby represent the State Council Veteran Cadre Activities Center and the State Council Party and State Organizations Special Food Supply Center in offering heartfelt congratulations to the Shandong Province Ke’er Corporation.

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One of the new Chinese online trends is to have a signature line on one’s MSN account, to make a statement of the day for your online friends. In recent days, netizens have used this as a medium to criticize the recent milk scandal.

Chinese cyberspace is now full of angry and sarcastic lines, and spoof photos and commercials about Sanlu. Some of those examples are here and here:

★喝三鹿牌奶粉,当残奥会冠军 !
Drink Sanlu Milk Powder, Be a Paralympics champion!

★天天喝三漉,绝对省尿布 !
Drink Sanlu everyday, guaranteed to save diapers!

★三鹿奶粉,后妈的选择!
Sanlu Milk Powder. Choice of Step-Mothers!

★牛奶,我选三鹿,三鹿牛奶——中国男足指定专用奶!
Milk, I choose Sanlu, Sanlu milk — the exclusive milk of th Chinese men’s soccer team!

冲袋奶粉给党喝, 我把党来比亲儿!
Give the Party a cup of milk powder to drink, I treat the Party as my own son!

The government and mainland dairy giant Mengniu now all say their exports are safer than products for the domestic market.

“Li Changjiang: All products supplied to the Olympics and Paralympics was secure. We applied special scanning management procedures for all Olympic products. All stages of food product supplies–including milk products–was step-by-step strictly monitored by us, with no loopholes in the process. All products supplied to the Olympics were monitored from their source. Starting more than two months before the Olympics, we sent inspectors to all production factories, and strictly supervised every stage of the production process. After it was discovered that some infant formula contained melamine, we immediately tested all the products supplied to the Olympics and did not find any to contain melamine. Thank you!”

Many netizens are asking is this means Chinese lives are worth less than foreigners’.

One of the new Chinese online trends is to have a signature line on one’s MSN account, to make a statement of the day for your online friends. In recent days, netizens have used this as a medium to criticize the recent milk scandal.

The following blog post collected a few milk contamination related sarcastic signature lines, as a slice of public opinion online. Most of these are spoofing official propaganda or advertising slogans. Thanks to professor Christopher R. Hughes for the translation.

★把三聚氰胺留给自己,把安全送给客人
‘Give melamine to ourselves, give safety to our guests’

★是不是应该考虑让中国外交部向CNN道歉,向卡弗蒂道歉?
‘Should we consider letting Ministry Of Foreign Affairs apologise to CNN and Cafferty‘.

★把好奶送给外国,把悲伤留给自己
‘Send the good milk abroad, give ourselves tragedy’.

★为什么会发生这样的问题,就是因为奥运会,奥运会让我们的政府都去看奥运会去了,都去给运动员加油去了!
‘Why did this kind of problem occur, because of the Olypmics. The Olympics made our government all go to the Olympics, to go and cheer on our athletes!’

★看明白了:还是洋人关心咱们老百姓啊!
‘See it clearly: it is still foreigners who care about our common people!‘.

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Drinking Sanlu, your legs will stop being sore, your back will stop aching, even your heart will stop pumping!

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Liu Xiang: “Coach, I drank Sanlu, I cannot urinate.”

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Young people snorting Sanlu milk powder…and wearing pink.

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Crying Baby: “F…k! I drank a lot of Sanlu! What can I do! F…k your ancestors!”

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