Market forces and government can ensure quality products
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.