Category: Safety

How Safe Is China?

Visitors and foreign residents can take steps to increase safety during their stay in China.by Ingrid LombardoOn July 22, it rained in Beijing for 16 hours. Inadequate drainage caused flooding, which caused 57,000 people to evacuate their homes. Thirty-seven to...

/ October 1, 2012

Beyond Compliance

A new breed of managers take on environment, health, and safety issues in Chinese factories.by Matthew DeGrootFor decades, one of the biggest challenges facing companies that source products from China has been ensuring that their supply chains are clean, fair,...

/ April 1, 2012

Overview of China’s Product Safety Regime

by Barbara Li In the last few years, China has enacted important product safety laws and regulations. Companies doing business in—and with—China should acquaint themselves with these developments. Legislation China does not have a single, codified product safety law. Manufacturers...

/ January 1, 2010

Product Safety Summit Shows Value of Cooperation

The recent bilateral product safety summit brought the US-China dialogue to a new level, with both parties committing to a more comprehensive approach.by Michael J. WagnerThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the PRC Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection,...

/ January 1, 2010

Beyond Codes of Conduct

Addressing Labor Rights Problems in Chinaby Robert J. RosoffThe attraction of doing business in China is undeniable. The country’s low labor costs, in particular, enable companies to manufacture apparel, footwear, toys, and many other products very cheaply. China is also...

/ March 1, 2004