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Old 04-17-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Saw this documentary about the world's largest factory and it is really impressive how China is able to keep extremely production levels with low automation.Now the question is, with minimum wage increasing, how long will that be economically sustainable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7fPsw5ubI8
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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Default I avoid products made in China...

I avoid products made in China, not because I buy American, but because of inferior quality. Anything I buy that comes from China is always sub par. It is unavoidable of course, but when I am holding something and there are other products to choose from, China always has the crappiest product. The other products almost always cost more, but as the old saying goes, 'you get what you pay for'.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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You must be doing some magic, because nowadays is extremely hard to avoid products made in China. In most cases there is nothing made somewhere else, except you privately import that item just for yourself.
And many products not made in China are assembled from parts /ingredients made in China.
Right now China is still keeping low prices by using manpower, but that is changing slowly. They will rise the prices knowing their domination on the market, and limited alternatives consumers will have.

Here is a list of products still made in the USA - it looks short and sad
Products Made in the USA Directory | Americans Working
THE List of American Made Companies - USA Love List
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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You must be doing some magic, because nowadays is extremely hard to avoid products made in China. In most cases there is nothing made somewhere else, except you privately import that item just for yourself.
And many products not made in China are assembled from parts /ingredients made in China.
Right now China is still keeping low prices by using manpower, but that is changing slowly. They will rise the prices knowing their domination on the market, and limited alternatives consumers will have.

Here is a list of products still made in the USA - it looks short and sad
Products Made in the USA Directory | Americans Working
THE List of American Made Companies - USA Love List
I think China will step over to the automation "department"
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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They will have to. The demand they created is just very challenging.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-salaries.html

I feel sorry with all the workers that will lose their jobs.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:21 AM
 
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I avoid products made in China, not because I buy American, but because of inferior quality. Anything I buy that comes from China is always sub par. It is unavoidable of course, but when I am holding something and there are other products to choose from, China always has the crappiest product. The other products almost always cost more, but as the old saying goes, 'you get what you pay for'.
They make high quality products too, but American companies often don't order them, because American customers don't buy them. Don't forget many American companies directly have factories in China as well.

Nowadays nobody keeps a pair of shoes for 5 years, for example. When something stops working, people don't try fixing it anymore but just get a new one. The key is to have a fashionable design, not a longlasting one.

Some Chinese airlines already started to fly made-in-China airplanes. I guess the stereotype will be gone in one decade or two.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Sure they make high quality products, but it will take very long time till customers trust get restored.
They did too much too cheap and cheated badly. That ruined their reputation that is now difficult to repair.
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Frankly, I don't mind the Made in China label. As others have pointed out already, literally everything is produced here. Even the iPhone I'm using right now. So I don't think that Chinese products are inherently worse or of lower quality.

That said, products originally designed or developed in China can be a bit iffy at times, but that is changing rapidly as we speak. Good examples are DJI, de facto market leaders in drone technology, and Huawei, manufacturers of abysmal smartphones in the past, but now quite usable.

A driving force for more innovation is the Chinese consumer market itself. They don't buy the cheapest of the cheapest anymore. So we will see improvement in the future.
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