China Says Ready to Cooperate on Product Safety


Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Thursday that China was ready to boost international co-operation to ensure its export products met appropriate safety standards.

"The Chinese side is willing and ready to work together with the international community to step up cooperation in quality inspections and examinations and further deepen mutually beneficial economic cooperation and trade," Hu told a news conference at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

Hu said China took international concerns over product safety very seriously.

Chinese goods have been the subject of safety concerns in a number of countries, prompting recalls of products, including toys and toothpaste.