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A Chinese supermarket put up a notice to inform customers it has run out of supply for salt. Rumors have caused panic buying salt across China.

 

“Have you bought any salt yet?” this has become a common greeting line in China over the past few days.

As Japanese are making long queues at supermarkets that impose ration on purchases of daily goods due to shortage in post-quake Japan, China has sunken into a ridiculous panic buying over salt, resulting in supermarkets in some major Chinese cities to run out of supply.

Few days after a 9-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, triggered tsunami, and later a nuclear crisis, rumors have been circulated across China via internet forums, micro blogs, mobile text messages, and words of mouth that intake of salt, which contains iodine, could prevent sickness from nuclear radiation exposure.

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I shared my travel experience in Minqin on China Tales, a talk show by Bon TV. >> click on the photo to view video online.

数周前,一家私人电视台——蓝海电台(www.bon.tv),通过友人找上我,说想找一位会说英文的在华外国人,谈谈在中国旅游的经历。这家电视台的节目主要卖给北美洲市场,制作人对我说,电台的内容主要介绍中国风土人情,以及中国发生的各类社会政经新闻,目的是为了让更多外国人(主要是西方人)了解真实的中国。

蓝海电台邀我上的节目,是一档旅游访谈节目,名叫中国故事(China Tales)。制作人让我自己挑选想说的地点和故事,我第一时间想到的是民勤,我去年为期半年的丝绸之路旅程中的第一站。我觉得民勤是我那趟旅途中收获最多的一站,那边的人和事给我带来了很多感动,以及对有关环境、农耕文化、发展模式等问题的反思。 (more…)

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