China bars exports from toy factories in south
• BEIJING: More than 700 toy factories in southern China have had their export licences revoked or suspended following inspections triggered by the spate of product recalls overseas, state press said Thursday. Hundreds of other factories in Guangdong province, which is the nation’s biggest toy exporting base, have been ordered to renovate their facilities or improve product quality, the China Daily said, citing local officials. Out of the 1,726 inspected, almost 85% of Guangdong’s total number of toy factories with export licences, 1,454 were found to be at fault in some way.