Friday, July 6, 2007

From Fake Milk to Fake Concrete

A couple of years ago, corrupted Chinese Communist Party members colluded with irresponsible merchants to produce and sell fake baby milk power with no nutritional value that had killed almost a hundred babies in China.

Recently, there were lots of fake products produced in China, including suspected fake cell phone batteries that allegedly killed a phone user. Now, it is railway construction materials. Reportedly, fake coal power has been used to mix with concrete for constructing the most advanced high speed railway in Guangdong province.

According to China Digital Times: "In the long run, the use of inadequate coal ash powder can cause the concrete to crack. Although this a potential great danger, a lack of accountability silences the cries of concern."