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China tries charm to convince world its goods safe

September 19, 2007

By Ben Blanchard

TIANJIN, China (Reuters) – China went on a charm offensive on Wednesday to convince a skeptical world its products are safe, as a new poll in the United States found 78 percent of Americans were worried about the safety of Chinese goods.

The State Council, or cabinet, took a group of reporters on a carefully choreographed visit to sparkling pharmaceutical plants in Beijing‘s neighboring city of Tianjin, led by smiling, relaxed officials unusually happy to answer questions.

The reputation of the made-in-China label has taken a battering, following several scandals involving tainted medicine and toothpaste as well as massive recalls of lead-contaminated Mattel toys in the United States.

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