Na­tion to lift qual­ity stan­dards

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an “up­graded ef­fort to boost eco­nomic qual­ity and ef­fi­ciency”.

One of the ma­jor goals is to “make stan­dards stip­u­lated by China take root in the world, win author­ity, strive for cred­i­bil­ity and pro­vide a pass check for made-in-China busi­nesses”.

Fan Yongming, pro­fes­sor of In­sti­tute of in­ter­na­tional stud­ies at Fu­dan Uni­ver­sity in Shang­hai, ob­served that the lat­est pol­icy de­ci­sion demon­strates China’s courage and de­sire to bet­ter adapt to in­ter­na­tional best prac­tices.

Global man­u­fac­tur­ing gi­ants, such as Volk­swa­gen and GE, of­ten stip­u­late pro­duc­tion stan­dards much higher than the gov­ern­ment’s stan­dards, so in­volv­ing the for­eign busi­nesses is a good choice, Fan said.

Ac­cept­ing com­pa­nies from abroad into the stip­u­la­tion of stan­dards also mir­rors China’s con­fi­dence as the coun­try’s in­dus­tries “have en­tered the era in which they are ca­pa­ble of em­brac­ing higher stan­dards and tougher de­mands from the mar­ket”, Fan said. “It is a part of the ex­pand­ing reach of China’s econ­omy in the world.”

An­other crit­i­cal goal set at the meet­ing was to “es­tab­lish uni­fied na­tional com­pul­sory stan­dards in ar­eas of public in­ter­est, such as health, safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion”. China has out­lined am­bi­tious goals to de­velop uni­fied stan­dards and elim­i­nate qual­ity prob­lems in food and medicines in the coun­try.

The coun­try will “ba­si­cally es­tab­lish a na­tion­wide uni­fied stan­dards sys­tem for food safety” in 2015, Jin Xiao­tao, vice-min­is­ter of Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion told a late-Jan­uary meet­ing.

The meet­ing in­cluded in-depth dis­cus­sion about strength­en­ing land man­age­ment and pro­tec­tion to bet­ter sup­port eco­nomic devel­op­ment. Ex­actly who has the duty of pro­tect­ing arable land should be tan­gi­bly bro­ken down and as­signed, and the man­age­ment of in­come and ex­penses re­lated to land trans­fers should be strength­ened, the meet­ing con­cluded.

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