Government officials complain that the program is increasingly expensive and increasingly abused. Even some foreign business groups complain. Counterfeit hunters often profit “from complaints that target minor product labeling errors instead of true quality or safety issues,” said James Zimmerman, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China,...
The American Chamber of Commerce in China, which usually is very measured in any criticism of China, complained this month about a rise in protectionism and “economic hegemony,” with doors closing to foreign ¬investment, regulations biased against foreign companies, and new national-security-related laws breeding “distrust and paranoia.”
Keep in mind that campaign commentary is not government policy," said James Zimmerman, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. "Indeed, the president-elect will get absolutely nothing done and create much uncertainty if he carries through with his campaign rhetoric on trade and China.