THE Chinese Government has dismissed assertions that the country exports inferior products to Africa.
It said the products the country exported to African countries were of various ranges from which importers could choose and that the assertion that the country exported only inferior goods could only be a figment of people’s imagination.
The Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister in charge of African Affairs, Mr Zhai Jun, said what one paid determined the quality of goods he or she received.
“All our products are of high quality and that is why we are the world’s biggest exporter and we are determined to maintain that position as we continue to dominate the market with our brand of quality goods,” he said at a meeting with African journalists covering the World Expo Shanghai 2010.
“Some products are made according to the price offered and if one offers the lowest price, one gets poor products,” he said.
In Ghana, some consumers have expressed worry over the quality of some Chinese products but the Asian giant says it cannot produce goods of inferior quality and maintain a leading role as the biggest exporter to the Africa market.
“Ghana is one of our main markets and we assure Ghanaians that we will meet their taste,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ghana is preparing feverishly to host its day at the expo on July 8, 2010.
A Deputy Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mr Ben Heh, told the Daily Graphic that President Mills had been invited to attend the event.
He said the Ghana Pavilion had received its full complement of items and that all was set for the country to showcase what it had for the world.
Only four Africa countries — Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria — are to put up their own pavilions.
The Chinese Government had to dole out millions of yuans to put up a giant Africa pavilion at the expo site for the other Africa nations.