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The Perils Of Doing Business In China

Law360 (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tarnishing China’s apparent status as a “goldmine” is an inherent risk for manufacturers and distributors of food and other products in China.

As evidence of the country’s efforts to strengthen its focus on addressing manufacturing concerns, Chinese health authorities recently have taken large, public efforts to ensure safety.

Within recent months, officials have launched an investigation into a U.S. manufacturer’s bath products after a U.S. consumer group claimed the items contained potential carcinogens.

And, as a more extreme example, following the Sanlu melamine-milk scandal which took...
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