From Wall Street Journal:
The Third China-U.S. Strategic Economic Dialogue, which convenes tomorrow, will address product quality and food safety. This focus reflects public concern over these issues in both countries. It also shows that the two governments are committed to protecting people’s livelihood and consumers’ rights, and that China and the United States are working together to meet new challenges posed by economic globalization.
With a population of 1.3 billion, China is both a big manufacturing center and a large consumer market. “Putting people first” is the principle followed by the Chinese government as it works to meet its people’s growing material needs.
The Chinese government takes product quality and food safety very seriously. Quality, but inexpensive, Chinese goods are favored by consumers across the world — and particularly American consumers. China is a responsible member of the international community, and the Chinese government has redoubled efforts to strengthen the system of supervision and control over product quality, especially relating to exports. [Full Text]
Wu Yi (吴仪) is vice premier of China.