European Countries Reject Subpar Medical Equipment Made in China

Many countries around the world, and particularly throughout Europe, have continued to reject mass shipments of medical supplies that are made in China due to poor quality, as reported by the Epoch Times.

The latest countries to do so are Belgium, Germany, and Holland. In Germany, Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer described a shipment of 11 million masks as “all junk,” due to such issues as poor filter functions and broken elastic cords. The shipment was cancelled ahead of the originally-planned ship date of April 13th.

In Belgium, a shipment of three million masks had to be rejected “because they did not meet the required quality standards,” according to digital agenda minister Philippe De Backer.

In the Netherlands, over 600,000 masks, out of a shipment of 1.3 million from China, had to be recalled from hospitals across the country in March after they had proven faulty.

When asked about the worldwide recurrence of faulty medical equipment being recalled or cancelled, China’s director of the foreign trade department at the Commerce Ministry Li Xingqian claimed that the discrepancies were simply due to China having “different standards” of quality from other countries.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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