International Herald Leader, under Xinhua News, reported from Beijing that traditional protectionism is no longer the primary weapon against China. Some countries are attacking “Made in China” with “mutated” protectionism.
European and American countries are currently hiding protectionism behind accusations raised by their NGOs. Examples are attacks under the names of “animal protection” and “labor rights”. The Xinhua report concluded that, the goal of this kind of “hidden” protectionism is to reduce imports from China. The report also suggested that Chinese NGOs should fight back by various means.
Source: Xinhua Net, March 31, 2009.