Chinese Manufacture

It is hard to keep straight in my own mind opinions of overseas manufacture, especially from new centres of world manufacturing such as India and China.

On one hand, so many products sold are in the cheapest shops (and not so cheap but should be) come from China, and this significantly tarnishes the country’s manufacturing.  On the other hand, a country’s manufacturing that can produce products such as the iPhone has the proven ability to hit the highest marks.

So why do they tarnish their reputation to produce goods at the highest level, with so much produced at the lowest?

So yes, I do have a bias, and when I read this article by John of Bridge City Tools I was inclined to believe it, but don’t let my opinion bias whether you feel the story is also credible.  If the article is true, and unbiased, then it again reflects sadly on the quality of products produced by some Chinese industries.

And just because it is mildly interesting, there is hardly a day that goes by that I am not contacted by a Chinese manufacturing company offering to produce for me all manner of products – wire, nails, bearings, castings, plastic extrusions etc etc.  Again, perhaps this also negatively influences my opinion of their manufacturing industry.  I hate spammers, so a manufacturing industry that uses spamming as a legitimate marketing tool is only going to receive my contempt.

Guess Stu’s Shed is about to be banned in a certain country.  Think I can afford to drop 1.3 billion of the world’s population from being shed readers – and the 3 from there that actually read this site.

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