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Deadly Sweet Sugar (Caijing)

Jan 16, 2018

China’s leading business magazine, Caijing, published a feature on growing concerns around consumption of sugary drinks. The outlet interviewed IFPRI-China’s Kevin Chen (Chen Zhigang), who said introduction of sugar tax, in conjunction with other policy measures, can help to curb sugary drinks consumption. “"In many countries, the most prominent group of people with obesity is the poor who consume more of this high-sugar, high-calorie food and are more price-sensitive, so collecting sugar taxes can lead them to change their spending habits," said Chen.