Stanching The Flow Of China's Gulag Exports

Last year, after BUSINESS WEEK uncovered evidence that goods made in Chinese prisons were winding up in the U.S. consumer market, many American companies said flatly that their products were legit (BW--Apr. 22, 1991). But suddenly, they are gripped by a case of the jitters, as more and more prison-produced goods make their way to the U.S. To reassure customers, pressure groups, and management itself, some blue-chip U.S. companies are facing the issue head-on. They are unveiling bold plans to ensure that no foreign prison goods are in their inventories.

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