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Supply and demand: Chinese market for baby formula keeps flowing

Every few weeks, parents in China send orders for precious baby formula supplies to their Australian ‘daigous’, and there’s no sign this market will dry up anytime soon. Continuing our multi-media reporting project Table Manners

Multimedia report by Minhua Wang, Zhen Wang, Siyuan Gao, Yiyi Chen

The empty baby formula shelf

Fever pitch: Chinese mums buying formula from “daigous” in Australia show no signs of slowing down.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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