Thursday, July 5, 2007

Not all good news in China

Chinese exports to the United States aren't the only contaminated goods they are selling. David Barboza of The New York Times reports:
SHANGHAI, July 4 — China said on Wednesday that nearly a fifth of the food and consumer products that it checked in a nationwide survey this year were found to be substandard or tainted, underscoring the risk faced by its own consumers even as the country’s exports come under greater scrutiny overseas.
Many years ago Japan went through the growing pains of a reputation for cheap shoddy goods and rather deftly handled the change over to quality. It will be interesting to see how the Chinese handle this situation. it will also be interesting to see how the protectionsist voices among our elected imbeciles try to use this issue to their own advantage.

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