Originally Posted by ucbrian
You need to have a trip to china and see whats going on there. They have the full spectrum from very crappy stuff to very high end stuff (its just that high end is not their main game yet...or for a while...but they will be producing more high end stuff in the future....its the trend.
China is producing jets.... China Clones, Sells Russian Fighter Jets - WSJ.com
Like any other country, if you want quality, you have to pay for it. There are Chinese companies that have full quality control, skilled staff, experts in their fields, etc... They also charge you a fair price for it. Most companies don't outsource their work to China with the intention of scoring high quality work.
And yes, there are garbage companies in America that can offer you cheap crap quality work. If your gonna go that route, it's cheaper to go to China for it, although rising wages in China and transportation costs may change that, as well as changing of business practices.
I'd like to know what kind of steel those jets are made out of by the way, as well as those bridges they manufactured for California. Seen a lot of rejected work in my day due to cheap Chinese steel that can't pass quality control. That's all the bean counters care about, cheap cheap cheap. Until their outfit goes out of business that is