Sunday, September 02, 2007
Stateside, when we discover something wrong, we react with recalls, repairs and adjustments, quickly. Overseas, that is not always the behavior.
After the publicity on the breakdown in the safety of Chinese toy exports, the Chinese fired back at the US claiming that US soybeans contained pesticides, poisonous weeds and dirt. A trade official for the communist country said, "If we wanted contaminated soybeans, we'd just eat our own." (Pioneer Press, August 26, p. 3D)