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It's already conducting market testing for its high-end SUVs in the world's biggest consumer market – the
The Anhui-based Chery and its peers hope to copy the South Korean miracle of expanding auto sales into every corner of the world. A Chery senior manager said at the Changchun International Automobile Fair that his company was planning to launch, with
Cars are not the only Chinese commodities flooding
(The Haier resembling line)
ZTE Corp., a Chinese telecom supplier, sold 1 million cell phones in the first half of
To some extent, these quality products have provided a counterbalance to recent controversies over Chinese exports to the rest of the world. The "poisonous toothpaste" issue, the
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang has said that
More than 99 percent of food exports to the
Qin acknowledged the controversial products stemmed from misunderstanding, unscrupulous vendors at home and abroad, and different regulations and policies in imports and exports examination between
Lin Wei, a senior official with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), says that the government has focused on food safety problems and increased regulatory oversight gradually.
The AQSIQ announced on July 11 that toothpastes containing diethylene glycol (DEG) were banned from import and export. In exceptional cases that the chemical finds its way into toothpaste with other ingredients, quantities must not exceed limits set by importing countries or regions. Toothpaste factories have been banned from using EG as an ingredient.
The AGSIQ says the long-term use of toothpaste in which the DEG content is less than 15.6 percent would have little adverse effect on the human body. None of the data suggested that toothpaste containing this substance had directly led to the harm.
The statement was intended to highlight
The Oral Health Supplies Certification and Management Regulation has been formulated by the State Certification and Accreditation Administration (CAA) and the Ministry of Health. The CAA is also drawing up stricter certification and grading procedures for the toothpaste industry in
No evidence was found to support any organized violation of product safety standards in
Yu Lixin, a research scholar at the
Competitive Chinese companies, with their own intellectual property rights, are advised by Yu to show their products at international fairs and other global showcases.
Future international competition lay in struggling for intellectual property, technical standards, and other non-tariff barriers, Yu warned.
"The government will play an irreplaceable role in perfecting the industry technical standards, which can't be accomplished in a short time," Yu said.