China Pledges Safety Improvements In Six Months – Reuters
China’s Commerce Minister said he believed the country would see a “remarkable increase” in quality standards within six months, an official paper said on Saturday, as the country fights to restore confidence in its exports.
“Even if only 1 percent of products have quality problems we will take this very seriously as its related to public health,” the official China Daily quoted Bo Xilai saying after meeting a Russian trade delegation. China has launched a “war” on tainted food, drugs and exports, focusing on problem products that have corroded domestic and foreign consumers’ confidence in the “made-in-China” label. [Full Text]
[Image: Labourers are seen working at a frozen chicken workshop in Lianyungang, east China’s Jiangsu province, from China Daily via Reuters.]