dangerous products

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Experts said the counterfeiting problem was a consequence of China's economic policy, which has encouraged local provinces to pursue growth at all costs.

Many provincial governments protect pirate manufacturers as long as they generate profits and taxes.

"There is an outdated belief among local officials that they can only kickstart development in their areas by fostering low-price industries producing fakes," said Huang Guoxiong, a professor at People's University.

"But the prevalence of so many dangerous products has become frightening. They don't only cause economic losses, they threaten consumers' lives."

Why do we import ANY food products from China - whether intended for animals OR humans?

see also:
* what's for dinner?
* Import Alert IA9929
* we don't know means we don't know
* What's in YOUR pantry
* It's not just a "pet food" story
* ASPCA Pet Food Recall List
* It's bigger than you think
* Pet Food Scandal Grows