quarta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2008

Um cordão sanitário ao redor da China não será nada mal.

Brinquedos, rações de animais, heparina e agora o leite. Alguém precisa contabilizar o fator chinês na redução de seres humanos e animais somente no último ano. Como a Organização Mundial do Comércio não fará nada para conter a China, e a Organização Mundial da Saúde é dirigida por uma chinesa, resta aos governos de países democráticos e que defendem a saúde dos seus cidadãos tomar a atitude necessária para evitar mais danos. Abaixo, reproduzo a situação na África, descrito em despacho da agência Reuters, onde mostra o comércio entre países africanos e China. DAKAR (Reuters) - Bans on imports of Chinese milk products by African states fearing contamination have highlighted the growing presence of Chinese goods in Africa's markets and raised worries over depending on them too heavily. From Ivory Coast in the west to Tanzania in the east, governments have joined the list of countries blocking Chinese milk imports over concerns they could be contaminated with deadly melamine. Since the start of the decade, African leaders have been keen to strike often controversial deals with China which guarantee supply of oil or metals from Africa in return for billions of dollars in loans and infrastructure projects. These deals have opened the door to imports of cheap Chinese goods, including food, which African consumers have come to rely on as they struggle with high prices. Chinese exports to Africa rose 40 percent to $23 billion year-on-year in the first half of 2008. Chinese powdered milk laced with industrial chemical melamine has been blamed for causing four deaths in China so far and making thousands more ill. The health scare means African authorities and shoppers are now also worried about what's in Chinese dairy products. Togo became the latest African country to ban them on Wednesday. Burundi, Gabon and Ghana also have bans. "Chinese products are all over the place and the prices are very attractive, so we must be careful," said Maame Abdallah, a grandmother in Ghana's capital Accra. "Chinese milks are the most affordable and they help a lot," said Ghanaian mother Jane Morkeh. "There are a lot of others in the market, but I use the new ones, including those made in China, because I can afford to buy in bulk," she added.

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