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Irish Born Chinese

Will panic-buying stop in Hong Kong?

Created Wednesday, 30th March 2011, 12:50 by Whykay
I have been watching TVB's HK news recently and HK people are very reactionary. Aside from panic-buying salt, Japanese Milk powder (video). There are other non-Japanese produce, you would swear this is all they had.

HK people are also buying up pricey Japanese abalones (up 30% in price as quoted by store owner). Even Japanese snacks like potato chips, peas, and in one case, one customer bought 2 boxes of dried Japanese soya beans as she makes soya milk fairly often and this will last her the year.

Pity I can't read Chinese or else I would find articles and link them here. It seems this is more of a phenomenon in HK (possibly the surrounding areas in SE Asia, but I'm just coming from what I see on the HK news).