Substandard products hitting the internet
More than 30 percent of goods sold over the internet in China were found to be substandard last year, three times the proportion of products sold offline, according to the head of the country’s quality watchdog.
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine examined nearly 7,000 sample groups of goods sold online. More than 2,100 failed quality standards and were ordered to be removed from sale, Zhi Shuping said during a news conference on the sidelines of the annual legislative session.
In brick-and-mortar stores, more than 90 percent of goods have passed inspection for the past three years, he said. (Photo 3)