Tags: Consumers | Urge | Boycott | Chinese | Goods

Consumers Urge Boycott of Chinese Goods

Wednesday, 11 April 2001 12:00 AM

According to the New York Times, complaints have been pouring into Kmart headquarters in Troy, Mich., urging the company to stop buying fishing rods, T-shirts, shoes, electronics and other products from China. Concerns are rising because many customers are annoyed that so many products have "made in China" labels when Beijing held 24 American service members for 11 days.

"Our customers are telling us to quit doing business in China, that they're not going to buy things made there anymore," said Dale Apley, K mart's vice president of public policy.

"These are just people taking time out of their schedule to contact us. How many other people are thinking the same thing?"

Apley added that Kmart had no plans to pull Chinese goods off the shelves and would like to keep doing business with Chinese factories, but it warned Chinese business contacts that the company would have no choice but to "diversify its suppliers" unless the Americans were freed quickly.

Before China's promise Wednesday to release the Americans, several retailers had warned Chinese diplomats that they would seek new suppliers unless the crew members were returned promptly.

Copyright

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Pre-2008
According to the New York Times, complaints have been pouring into Kmart headquarters in Troy, Mich., urging the company to stop buying fishing rods, T-shirts, shoes, electronics and other products from China. Concerns are rising because many customers are annoyed that so...
Consumers,Urge,Boycott,Chinese,Goods
188
2001-00-11
Wednesday, 11 April 2001 12:00 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved