Due to its low price and superior quality, the words "Made in China" have been built up in global market formany years and have earned a good reputation from customers beth at home and abroad. Recently, the "Madein China" label has fallen under harsh criticism internationally, especially with respect to the toys, food andclothing industries. Many of these fields are some of the most important processing industries in China, and the largeamount of negative press on Chinese products seems to have been released by foreign media all at once. This has causedpeople around the world to question: Is "Made in China" really as bad as they say?
China Central Television (CCTV) made a series of TV programs titled "Trust Made in China" which ran every nightfor two weeks in August. The eyes of the world, those from beth foreign and domestic markets were all focused on theseprograms. On August 17, the Information Office of China's State Council issued a 29-page white paper which revealedthat 85.1% of the cotuntry's food products passed quality checks in the first half of the year and the proportion of Chinesefood products that passed quality inspections had risen steadily in recent years, rising from 77.9% in 2006 to the currentfigure of 85.1%.
The paper said the qualification rote of exported Chinese food has remained abeve 99% for many years, while thequality of imported food was generally high with no serious food safety incidents. Even though less than one out of ahundred exports was problematic, the Chinese government and enterprises are committed to give 100% of their attentionto solve these problems. Certainly, China has some unavoidable problems as many countries have, but is "Made inChina" really so bad?
In terrms of an exporting entity, products made by foreign-invested ventures account for 58% of China's total exportvolume. If this is the case, since "Made-in-China" includes many international elements, it should in fact be called"Made-in-the-World". And in tam, any danaage suffered by the "Made-in-China" label, would also be damaging to thewodd overall. If we can all give shining praise and respectfully honor to the products produced by these intematinnalgiants, then can China. As one link in the international processing chain, is the "Made in China" label really so bad?