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China Milk Crisis

Analysis- Washington Post "Another Crisis But A New China?"

Throughout "Another Crisis But A New China", 4 sources are scattered throughout the article.

A chief financial officer of Mengniu (company), Yao Tongshan, is named; as well as a Beijing-based attorney, Li Fangping, and a father of a sickened child, Che Yanjun.

The father attribution really pulls at the reader’s heart strings on the issue, giving a personal connection. While the rest of the attributions reinforce statements made by the journalist, and voice personal opinions on either side of the issue. The attributions set up in this article are very effective. There is clearly a problem in China’s milk product production, and the writer notifies the reader about the problems without sounding opinionated.