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Q: Does China progress only retroactively?

Red Cross scandal --> 'tighter' corruption measures
DaVinci scandal --> tighter security checks on quality of luxury furniture
Escalator accident --> more security inspections
Highway collapses 2 days after opening in Yunan --> blame it on the rain and promise greater quality
Dairy product scandals --> tighter checks on quality control
Train crash --> 'fill incoming measures here'

Is our vision of things skewed in China? Do we not hear about the positive steps the country is taking because issues have been prevented? Or does the country only truly act in response to this or that scandal/catastrophe/accident?

7 years 46 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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China is always changing but China never changes.

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The short answer to this question....is Yes.

China is just developing so darn fast that these various kinds of "quality control" issues often seem to get pushed to the wayside in exchange for speedy construction, until...boom....something collapses or blows up and people start wondering why this entirely preventable situation happened. What this in theory will lead to then is the implementation of better standards......until something else happens again and even high standards are implemented.....and the cycle repeats itself indefinitely.

But it is important to also note that this is not something that China and China alone is "guilty" of. It is the cost of development, and even "developed" nations from time to time mess up big time....be it the most recent phone hacking in the UK bringing up questions of personal privacy, or the many salmonella/ e coli scares in the US bringing up questions about farming practices and organic standards.....and the list goes on and on and on.

Don't hate the player, hate the game ;D

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