Vietnam turning Chinese refuse tip?

VietNamNet Bridge – Why can Chinese low quality and toxic products penetrate the Vietnamese market? Because Vietnam still does not have effective barriers to prevent the products.

Chinese merchants flock to Vietnam to collect farm produce

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Vietnamese collect bloodsuckers to sell to Chinese

Poisoning Vietnamese with dirty food

The Vietnamese Plant Protection Department has found out that Chinese grapes contained the mechanical substances 3-5 times higher than the allowed level. The Chinese products have been available in Vietnam as the grapes from the US at VND40,000-60,000 per kilo.

Chinese apples have been grown with a “special technology” - they are covered with the bags with pesticides inside. Chinese pears have been found as containing Endosulfan with high toxicity which can damage human’s reproductive organs and endocrine system.

Made-in-China vegetables and fruits have been penetrating more and more deeply into the Vietnamese market with no obstacles. Since the imports from China across the border gates have not been strictly controlled in quality, they have poisoned Vietnamese people, day by day.

It is estimated that some 1,000 tons of Chinese fruits crosses the border gates to enter the Vietnamese market every day. In late April 2013, five people were hospitalized after eating Chinese fruits, one of them died.

Fake rice, dairy products, eggs, fruits with high concentrations of mechanical residues, rotten frozen meat, counterfeit money, all are made in China, have been available in Vietnam, undermining the Vietnamese economy.

The business tricks played by Chinese

The business tricks played by Chinese showed that they don’t respect the business morality.

At first, Chinese sought to purchase goods in big quantities, accepting to pay high for the goods to encourage local merchants to collect goods to sell to them. As the demand increased dramatically, the price soared, making Vietnamese companies unable to collect materials to run their processing factories.

Later, when Chinese could appropriate the markets, they suddenly stopped the collection and forced the prices down, thus making local residents suffer. The sweet potato price, therefore, felt by 70 percent, the pineapple by 90 percent.

Vietnamese farmers and traders suffered heavily because Chinese unilaterally canceled commercial contracts, installed quarantine barriers and deliberately delayed the customs clearance of Vietnam’s exports at the border gates. Meanwhile, Vietnamese processors suffered because they could not compete with Chinese to buy domestic materials.

Vietnam turns into the refuse tip for Chinese products

Chinese were thought to conduct “odd” behaviors when seeking to purchase strange things. However, they were not “odd” at all. They bought phong ba trees, which can help purify the air, because the Vietnamese environment would be polluted without the trees. They tried to collect mat gau plants, a kind of precious herb, because the massive purchase would lead to the exhaustion of the plants.

Chinese bought scrap copper at high prices to encourage people to steal electric wire. They bought scrap fiber optics to encourage people to damage optic cables. They bought Vietnam’s rice, but told exporters to mix normal into fragrant rice which would badly affect the Vietnamese rice brand. They bought shrimp, but then injected impurities in the shrimp to sell right in Vietnam.

Chinese toxic products, from fake poultry eggs, vegetables and fruits, spices and toys, have been available everywhere in Vietnam, from pavement kiosks to luxurious shops, from traditional markets to supermarkets.

Dr. Nguyen Minh Phong, a well-known Vietnamese economist, has warned that Chinese products would bring two problems to Vietnam. First, Chinese dirty food has been poisoning Vietnamese. And second, Chinese backward technologies and machines would be sold to Vietnam. If so, Vietnam would become the dumping ground for the Chinese refused products.


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