Cooking oil scandal may prompt China to tighten food safety policies, observers say

Wang Xiangwei, an associate professor at Hong Kong Baptist University’s School of Communication, said Beijing appeared to have taken the stance of “facing this difficulty head-on”.

” China’s web users have been able to create sarcastic remarks about the incident so far. However, the State Council likewise took urgent action to arrange a combined examination staff to handle it”, said Wang, a former editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post.

It all seems to suggest that they want to use the incident as an opportunity to uphold Xi’s renowned demand: The party’s goal is to satisfy the people’s desire for a happy life.

President&nbsp, Xi Jinping&nbsp, has consistently vowed to address China’s famous food safety issues. In a 2013 speech, he said his heart “became quite big” when he thought of these issues, and warned that the party’s legitimacy to rule may be questioned if it” could also do a great job in food safety”.

Given the most recent incident, according to a political analyst in mainland China, food safety was likely to be discussed at the party’s next plenary on Monday, as well as in the “resolution document” that was made available following the meeting.

This subject will undoubtedly be covered in discussions that include reform because it is the most important and significant issue affecting person’s lives, said the researcher, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

He claimed that the incident had underscore the need for more stringent regulations and that it might have an impact on related Chinese exports and transportation practices.

In the second plenum’s last communication, senior scientist at the National Institute of Strategic Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Xie Maosong, concurred that food safety should receive” a higher goal.”

According to Zhan Jiang, who was a journalist at Beijing Foreign Studies University before he retired, “media monitoring is essential in any nation, especially in fashionable China.”

He claimed that it might cause the official to reconsider its “view” of media coverage of cultural issues and negative reports as problematic and affecting security.

In recent years, investigative reporters have discovered a number of food and drug safety scandals in China, including the contamination of butter solution with the substance melamine, which led to the deaths of six children.

However, their job has grown more challenging as Beijing has continued to exert more control over the media.

According to Wang from Baptist University, the Beijing News report had exposed a significant incident and “demonstrated that investigative news on the island is never useless… despite the political weather.”

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