From inferior clothes to jerry built constructions, people have
suffered much from fakes. During the annual session of the Ninth
CPPCC National Committee which was held in Beijing between March
3-12, CPPCC member Zhang Tongmeng called for a nationwide battle
against fake goods.
Zhang said that
the fakes exist almost everywhere. In medical field, for example,
fake and low-quality equipment, medicine and even some "doctors"
are seen in some hospitals. In daily life, some food is not
only below standard, but also poisonous, such as the rice
contaminated by paraffin. In agriculture, fake seeds, fertilizers
and pesticides have cost much on output for many areas.
Fake products have
caused much chaos, but why they are still there?
In many places,
the market is in disorder. By bribing a purchasing agent,
fake products find an easy entry into market. Local protectionism
has also facilitated their marketing. In some areas, local
governments tolerate fake goods in the name of developing
local economy and improving people's life.
related to fake products are weak, and the work of quality
control departments is less desirable.
To deepen the battle
against fake products, the quality control system must be
enforced. Commodities sold must have certificates of quality
approval. Once a fake product is found, both producer and
seller shall hold responsibility.
Laws should be
made for tougher punishment for producers and sellers of fake
products. At the same time, those who report on fakes should
Above all, a powerful
administration should be set up to ensure an orderly market
(CIIC by Yang Ling