Hong Kong and Australia aren’t the only place that have been reeling from the surging demand for milk powder from the Chinese Mainland – the BBC reports that UK retailers, including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons, have now also begun restricting customer purchases of such brands as Danone’s Apatamil and Cow & Gate as well as Nestle’s SMA milk powder. These measures are being spun as a "precautionary measure" to ensure supplies do not run low and manufacturers insist that "no shortages are anticipated."
Shanghai residents are on edge over the outbreak of A(H7N9) virus (a.k.a. The Bird Flu) but there is some encouraging news – a 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with the illness has recovered, according to the WantChinaTimes (VPN needed).
"From a clinical point of view, the boy has recovered," said Wu Fan, director of the Shanghai Disease Control and Prevention Center. His recovery proves that not every human infection of H7N9 is severe, Wu said. The boy will need to remain in the hospital for further observation, Wu added. The boy’s temperature is normal and he has no respiratory symptoms, said Yu Hui, director of the infectious disease department of the Children’s Hospital affiliated with Fudan University, where the boy is being treated.
Finally Reddit fans with kids take note: the site now has a new ChinaParenting board consisting of "Basically advice, stories and what-have-yous about being a parent in China whether foreign or Chinese.. anything goes" and including this thread on "Cross-Cultural Naming Conventions."