On September 5, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the ‘Guiding Opinions on Carrying Out the Quality Improvement Action’ (official document here). The 10,000 characters document is a blueprint providing a detailed list of measures to transform China into a ‘Quality Powerhouse’.
By 2020, China intends to:
improve quality in products, projects and services, to boost the global competitiveness of Chinese brands, products, and services;
Improve the quality of its industrial development, to give life to world-class industrial clusters;
Improve quality in all regions, to facilitate the survival of traditional quality brands, and the emergence of regional quality brands;
Construct a national quality infrastructure based on measurements, standards, and certifications to enhance China’s global competitiveness, and reinvigorate its external relations.