In 1987, China issued first time the national standard of drinkable natural mineral water GB8537-87. Thanks to the adoption of this standard, the bottled water industry begins to develop very quickly and in 1989,another national standard—the assortments of soft drinks GB10789-89 was made public. Bottled water was listed as one of the eight assortments of beverages. In 1990’s, with the raising of the Chinese standard of living, the demand for bottled water increased rapidly by 20% annually. By 1994, there were about 100 bottled water enterprises with output of 3million tons.
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