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2 Nov, 2011

Why does Wal-mart continue to flout law? – People’s Daily Online

After entering the Chinese market, multinational corporations need to make some adjustments according to the specific conditions of different regions, and mistakes in the early stages are understandable. However, Wal-Mart’s 13 stores in Chongqing have continued to make the same mistakes, and “inappropriate strategy of localization” is no excuse for their unethical and illegal practices. As habitual violators of laws and regulations, Wal-Mart’s Chongqing stores have not made efforts to increase the quality of their service or products after receiving punishments.

Wal-Mart is not the only multinational corporation suffering a trust crisis in China. Another retail giant Carrefour has recently been embroiled in a series of scandals, such as illegally charging local brands additional fees, selling expired food and falsely accusing an elderly customer of stealing. Certain people said that Wal-Mart China and Carrefour China have become habitual offenders. In fact, fast-food giants Kentucky and McDonald’s also have long dirty records in China.

via Why does Wal-mart continue to flout law? – People’s Daily Online.