Goodie bag to promote the US industry contained ‘Made in China’ gifts | American News

A goodie bag handed out by the US Chamber of Commerce to promote American industry at an international summit was not quite on message – with giveaways bearing the slogan “Made in China”.

Delegates and attendees at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week received all kinds of gifts and samples from various groups interested in advancing their agenda.

A side gathering dubbed the “CEO Summit” saw industry and political leaders talk about how business can help spur development in impoverished regions of Central and South America.

Attendees, who included Google boss Sundar Pichai, US President Joe Biden and Meta number three Nick Clegg, were treated to a blue bag of goodies provided by the hosts of the US Chamber of Commerce.

But a closer look reveals that its content wasn’t exactly born in the United States. An insulated metal bottle in the bag is stamped with a capital CHINA on the bottom, indicating its origin.

And while delegates might welcome the free pair of shades to keep them from squinting under perpetually sunny California skies, the label’s “Made in China” message doesn’t quite live up to the American dream.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which describes itself as a “nonprofit organization representing the unified interests of American business,” did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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