Volume 86 Issue 1 | p. 16 | Insights
Issue Date: January 7, 2008

Free Trade Or Fair Trade

The chemical industry would benefit from international standards of environmental and safety compliance
Department: Business, Government & Policy

A friend who buys pharmaceutical intermediates in China told me about his visit to a plant in the eastern province of Zhejiang and how he saw a Chinese worker bleeding from the foot being evacuated by piggy-backing on a colleague. The two froze when they noticed him watching them. But they resumed their course, because they had to. The plant, my friend said, was dirty, dangerous, and poorly operated. Injuries in such a place were . . .

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