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China hopes to make 2017 its annus mirabilis

China Daily | Updated: 2016-12-21 08:59

China hopes to make 2017 its annus mirabilis
The shoe is on the other foot for Chinese producers
By Zhu Wenqian,China Daily
The other day I read a media report about a Chinese college student buying a pair of Chinese-made basketball shoes when he was traveling abroad. The shoes had since served him well. A friend of his later bought a pair of shoes in China made by the same company, but after only two months of use, the cushioning parts broke.

China doesn't lack the ability to produce high-end goods, but it does lack advanced industry standards and the mechanisms to discourage manufacturers from applying different standards when they produce goods for different markets.

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