Well someone must have alerted the media, they found out about & are now reporting on the issue with the reds’ wallboard, i.e., ½ BN pounds or so with fly ash & unknown oriental adulterants. Sulphur reactions lead to stench, pipe corrosion [exacerbated by heat & humidity]. Was only back in 2004~8 so the media are, once again, right on top of things.
Duh… the PRC poisons our pets, moves up to contaminated milk/baby formula & lead painted toys, toothpaste with ethylene glycol &c &c … see link for thorough disgust. Googolishous search phrase “contaminated, poisonous chinese exports” got 117k hits in English.
The disposable-items ethos of our current commoditized era doesn’t need help by people buying inferior products because they think it’s cheaper: buying a $20 product twice in five years versus buying a $50 product once in ten years — do the math.