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Chinese Tainted baby formula and the Olympics

I always suspected that the Chinese Government has known about the tainted baby formula months before but decided not to do anything because of the Olympics. I was correct. One Web log post later deleted from several Internet sites purported to be from the daughter of the recently fired chairwoman of the Sanlu dairy.

The blogger, identified as Wu Qing, said her mother informed Shijiazhuang city officials in early August about the melamine-tainted milk powder only to be rebuffed because the Olympics and the city's stop on the torch relay loomed.

"The government's words said 'first guarantee the sacred torch relay and the rest can be put off until later,'" the post said.

Published at 17:31:33, Saturday, 20.09.08