Companies lacking social responsibility criticized – Xinhua

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A leading lawmaker slammed Chinese companies for blindly pursuing profit and neglecting their social responsibilities and suggested legislation to buck the trend. “The practice is serious and widespread among Chinese firms.

Like other countries, China can no longer tolerate it,” Cheng Siwei, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, said in a signed article published Monday in China Economy Weekly, a magazine run by the Party’s mouthpiece – the People’s Daily.

Reckless practices include private coal mine bosses pushing farmers to work in hazardous conditions, food company managers using cheap industrial materials to make products for human consumption, and factories discharging torrents of pollution, Cheng said. [Full Text]

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