Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chinese Kiasu-ism and Kiasi-ism Become International Joke

Panicked shoppers stripped stores of table salt in Hong Kong - and in cities across the Mainland China - amid internet claims that it can ward off radiation exposure from Japan. The panic-buying pushed up the retail price of salt to as high as HK$30 a catty, from the usual HK$2. The salt frenzy also hit Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other mainland cities as misinformation crisscrossed the region via the internet in the wake of Japan's nuclear emergency ....

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