China Moves to Change Damaged Global Image – David Barboza

Even if China has taken actions to save its image after a series of tainted Chinese goods, it still faces the international pressure. From The New York Times:

..."This is a very concerted effort to show they are doing something," said Russell Leigh Moses, a longtime political analyst based in Beijing. "They are using work groups, issuing directives and closing factories. They are rolling out the artillery."

... "There's no quick fix," says Henk Bekedam, the World Health Organization's top representative in China. "China has perhaps been cutting some corners because the focus has been on growth. But they have 5,000 companies that produce medicine. That's far too many. "The government has a limited ability to enforce things," he said. "They need to start with simple things: reduce the number of people you monitor."...[Full Text]

- [Image from The New York Times: Workers with stuffed animals at a toy factory operated by the Yangzhou Rich Arts and Crafts Company in Jiangsu Province.]


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