I wrote this several days ago but only finished it today. Do share your views with me, buddies…
There barely seems to be any correlation between the two. But what will you do if there is?
Chinese toothpaste producers must be having a hard time recently. Several claims on safety of the products originated from China have been lodged by some other countries. The issue was triggered by the Panama government who claimed that the toothpaste they imported from China contained diethyl glycol, a toxic organic chemical.
This having been revealed, many countries and areas are taking action against the toothpaste of Chinese origin: USA, Canada, Singapore, Panama…Last week, Hong Kong customs released an announcement and asked the citizens not to buy three brands of toothpaste from mainland China.
How do you think about this issue? In my opinion, the domestic toothpaste producers need to think about it thoroughly. There is fire where there is smoke. Are we making our products according to the standards accepted by the users in other countries? Are we fully aware of the difference between our standard and those adopted by other countries?
On the other hand, our enormous trade surplus has made us the punching bag of our trade partners. Many countries always have a bone to pick with us and are trying to seek any chance to find fault with us. They are trying every way to denigrate China and Chinese products. Clearly, They have their own axe to grind.
However，what should we do to avoid this and what lessons can we draw from the issue? It’s high time for us to address this problem properly and tactfully now.