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• The Wall Street Journal reports that Walmart - which has paid almost $10 million in fines to Chinese authorities "for using misleading pricing, selling poor-quality products and even peddling donkey meat that turned out to be fox" - now is challenging the government there, "telling Chinese authorities they need to clean up their own act."

The story notes that in China, unlike in other countries, retailers are held responsible for food safety and labeling issues, not manufacturers. However, there seems to be a pattern of global retailers being called out for missteps more often than local companies, and Walmart is pushing Chinese regulators to be fairer in their application of the the rules.

In addition, the story says, Walmart is calling for a supply chain-wide approach to food safety that would result in responsibility being taken in every step of the process, not just at retail.
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