Today, factory conditions and product quality are improving, partly because the U.S. is demanding it and partly because Chinese workers are becoming savvier and are demanding it for themselves. Suppliers and distributors must continue to keep the bar set high. "China has very explicit rules and regulations on factories, labor, the right to export/produce for foreign markets and has recently broadened the scope of regulation to environmental concerns. In the past, they have lacked the resources to police these rules and regulations. Over time, that has begun to change," explained Fenton.
Safe products and ethical manufacturing processes go hand-in-hand and are not the responsibility of one single entity; they are the responsibility of everyone involved in the supply chain. The world's "biggest client," the United States, must hold itself accountable when it comes to the purchase and production of products brought in from overseas. Wang concluded, "China and America, they complement each other and help each other. Both are finding balance. Together we can both become stronger."