China Boosts Car Makers through New Stimulus Plan

China Boosts Car Makers through New Stimulus Plan
As the basic foundation for industrial and enterprise development, talent strategy is essential. At present, China is experiencing a critical period of auto industry development. In the scenario of global fierce competition, the shortage of talents has emerged as a "bottleneck" impeding rapid progress of the industry. Hence the key factor to sustainable development of automobile industry lies on talents.

China now has unveiled a wide-ranging stimulus plan to boost key industries as part of a series of measures designed to counter the effects of a global economic slowdown.

This package includes the halving of sales tax on small cars and subsidies designed to revive the country's car industry, one of the pillars of the world's third-largest economy.

For about 30 years of reform and opening up to the outside world, China's annual auto output increased to near 9 million from 150,000, together with ever-increased production scale. With the rapid development of auto industry, the talent force is continuously expanding.

On the 4th China Auto Human Resource Forum, the senior expert of the FAW Group Corporation said, with more highly skilled talents, we can promote industrial development and strive for automobile 'creative' big power from 'manufacturing' big power.

It is reported that more than 200 participants from different enterprises, colleges and universities, research institutions gathered at the forum and discussed the auto talent training and education, the cooperation mechanism among government, enterprise, college and university, research institutions.


More Recall of China-Made Cribs in U.S

China-made cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and a Taiwanese crib distributor have recalled 56,450 more Chinese-made cribs sold nationwide for posing danger to infants and toddlers. There were a total 19 reports of wooden crib slats breaking and the gap created can trap and strangle babies.

The CPSC and Jardine Enterprises made the joint announcement of the recall Tuesday after receiving a report of a 22-month-old child falling through the gap between the crib slats when a slat broke. The child was not injured.

A US firm has recalled almost 1.6 million cribs made in China, Indonesia and Taiwan after two babies died.New York-based Delta Enterprises refused to give further details but a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry urged consumers and producers to report faulty products.
The China National Furniture Association said it was not aware of the recall, but said Chinese companies may not be the ones to blame.

'It's possible that the safety risks lay in the designs or standards made by clients, while Chinese companies were just following up.'

The crib recall is one of the largest in U.S. history and follows another recall of 2,000 cribs, also made in China, which was issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday.
The CPSC warned consumers not to use three models of the products, namely Dark Pine Olympia Lifetime Crib, Antique Walnut Capri Single Crib and White Capri Lifetime Crib. The recalled cribs were manufactured and exported from 2004 to 2007 and are sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys "R" Us, and Babies "R" Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com.
It comes about a year after a massive recall of Chinese toys tainted with lead and sold by toy firm Mattel.

In June 2008, the CPSC and Jardine also voluntarily recalled 320,000 cribs that pose similar hazards to babies.

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