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posted on July 08, 2007

Imports from China

In Fear and Scandal, Some Find a New Drum to Beat

Published: July 8, 2007

THERE was a time the words “Made in China” immediately evoked “shoddy.” Lately, many Americans are thinking “danger.”

After reports of toothpaste laced with poison, tires that fall apart on the highway, contaminated fish and pet food, who wouldn’t be scared?

But for some people, those fears are a dream come true. Politicians, catfish farmers, consumer activists, to name a few.

For years, these groups have been trying to raise alarms about the wholesomeness of products from China as they pursue their own causes. Now, they revel in the chance to give China a few choice shots.


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