Quality Control

Volkswagen was forced to announce a recall of more than 380,000 vehicles in mainland.

Long-standing myth of double standards haunts multinationals

A long-standing myth among mainlanders holds that Japanese car makers have secretly maintained three quality standards - the cars sold in Japan have the highest quality, followed by those in the United States and Europe, where the protection of consumer rights is strict, and that those sold in the developing countries including China receive less quality control but fetch higher prices because of strong demand and lax regulation.