China's main English language daily today carried a story saying a major U.S. toymaker was recalling nearly a million toys.
But there's one fact China Daily left out: The toys are made here in China.
That shows the sensitivity to consumer issues here. Newspapers are full of stories assuring the public that food and consumer products are safe, and that suggestions in the foreign media otherwise are perhaps hyped.
The China Daily article notes that Mattel-owned Fisher-Price is recalling 973,000 toys because of possible lead contamination in paint.
And the article dutifully says the toys are play characters like Dora the Explorer, and Elmo and Big Bird from Sesame Street.
Just don't go asking where these toys are made.
After all, only a day earlier newspapers here printed stories like this one, quoting a senior official griping that foreign media had "viciously sensationalized product quality problems" of goods "Made in China."