Mar­ket forces and gov­ern­ment can en­sure qual­ity prod­ucts

China Daily (Canada) - - LIFE -

Premier Li Ke­qiang has for sev­eral times em­pha­sized that China’s eco­nomic devel­op­ment should en­ter a “qual­ity era”, while Zhi Shup­ing, head of the Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Qual­ity Su­per­vi­sion, In­spec­tion and Quar­an­tine, said at a Tues­day news con­fer­ence that qual­ity should come first. Bei­jing News com­ments:

“Qual­ity era” be­came a hot phrase with the ap­proach ofWorld Con­sumer Rights Day. But qual­ity is more than just con­sumer rights, it is also about up­grad­ing the man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor as well as im­prov­ing the eco­nomic growth mode.

Long gone are the days when the do­mes­tic man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try could rely on low qual­ity and cheap prices to sur­vive. The new core com­pet­i­tive­ness of China’s man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try should now be good qual­ity. Only with good qual­ity prod­ucts can it meet con­sumers’ needs and im­prove its po­si­tion in the global value chain.

In or­der to en­sure qual­ity, pro­tec­tion of con­sumers’ rights and in­ter­ests is a must.

There have been many ex­am­ples of en­ter­prises be­ing chased out of the mar­ket be­cause they ig­nore

con­sumers’ rights and needs.

Do­mes­tic in­ter­net en­ter­prises are grow­ing much faster than the tra­di­tional in­dus­tries, be­cause they know bet­ter how to serve con­sumers and how to meet the de­mands of cus­tomers. They col­lect big data from users and an­a­lyze the data to im­prove their prod­ucts and ser­vices. This is some­thing tra­di­tional man­u­fac­tur­ers should also do.

Of course, a qual­ity era can­not come out of the blue. In ad­di­tion to re­ly­ing on the mar­ket it also re­quires strong gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tion.

The gov­ern­ment can im­prove the qual­ity of the prod­ucts by cre­at­ing higher stan­dards for prod­uct qual­ity and strength­en­ing qual­ity su­per­vi­sion.

A qual­ity era will not come from nowhere. Only with the joint ef­forts of all will it be­come re­al­ity.

in­jec­tions of “im­ported” bo­tox on the rise, ex­perts have called for its use to be bet­ter reg­u­lated. Bei­jing News com­mented onWed­nes­day:

Sup­pos­edly un­der strict su­per­vi­sion, the use of bo­tox is preva­lent in the cos­metic surgery in­dus­try. But while an in­jec­tion can cost over 10,000 yuan ($1,460) in a sim­i­lar hos­pi­tal, an in­jec­tion can cost just a few hun­dred yuan on the black mar­ket. For many po­ten­tial buy­ers, al­though the source is un­known and the qual­ity is not guar­an­teed, the price is cheap enough.

In the pur­suit of beauty or high prof­its, both buy­ers and sell­ers are will­ing to naively think that an in­jec­tion of the bo­tulinum toxin, “is just as easy as in­ject­ing a nee­dle un­der the skin”.

Few­peo­ple con­tem­plat­ing plas­tic surgery con­sider the fact that it in­volves med­i­cal pro­ce­dures in which both the source of drugs and the op­er­a­tion pro­ce­dures should sat­isfy strict stan­dards. Plas­tic surgery is quite dif­fer­ent from other skin­care and cos­metic prod­ucts.

Un­for­tu­nately, when plas­tic surgery has be­come a com­mon prac­tice, and even a “trend”, no one has the pa­tience to be so ra­tio­nal.

Be­cause of the lack of aware­ness and lack of reg­u­la­tion, coun­ter­feit bo­tox prod­ucts and pro­ce­dures have grabbed more and more of the mar­ket. It is nec­es­sary to im­prove peo­ple’s aware­ness of the dan­gers of cheap cos­metic surgery.

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