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Bad masks: China clamps down on suppliers after European outcry

28,000-plus companies have entered the sector amid booming demand

A mask factory in Shanghai: more than 28,000 new players have begun producing medical equipment in China, but not all have the right know-how.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- As a global shortage of masks, test kits and other medical equipment draws a flood of new manufacturers into the field, China has toughened restrictions to weed out unreliable suppliers and products.

Chinese-made medical products have recently come under fire in the Netherlands, Spain and elsewhere over substandard quality, setting back Beijing's efforts to contribute to the fight against the pandemic.

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