Senior legislator calls for 'quality first' in manufacturing
WUHAN — Senior legislator Shen Yueyue has called on Chinese manufacturers to greatly improve product quality, to ensure quality-driven development.
Shen, vice chair of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), made the remarks during a team inspection tour from April 11 to 15 to review the enforcement of the Product Quality Law, in central China's Hubei province.
The inspection team heard reports from local authorities and visited food, domestic appliance and construction material companies, and quality testing agencies to learn about implementation of the law. The team also held seminars with deputies to people's congresses, experts and consumers to hear and gather suggestions.
"Product quality is the life of enterprises, and it relates to the nation's reputation as well as the interests of the people," said Shen.
Authorities should champion "quality first" awareness, and strive to promote the supply-side reform and rejuvenate the economy by quality improvement, Shen said.
She stressed that the law should be strictly enforced to solve quality problems and ensure a sound market environment of fair competition and healthy development.