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China: Day two of salt-buying panic

Categories: East Asia, China, Breaking News, Disaster, Food, Freedom of Speech, Health, Media & Journalism

With supermarkets in many Chinese cities now out of salt, Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth has published a second post [1] on the panicky salt buying spree [2], comparing discussion of the frenzy on Twitter and domestic microblog Sina Weibo [3]. “To summarize Chinese reactions to the Japan earthquake: hoard salt, create rumors, scare themselves.” [1]