Do you believe the quality ---made in China?
More and More foreign enterprises want to buy goods from China. But do you believe the quality which made in China?
bodaweiDecember 02, 2009, 08:39 AM
I am not sure if you are trying to sell something but I will give you the benefit of the doubt, and some advice on English expression. I think that you would like to ask: 'Do you believe that goods made in China are good quality?'
Of course, [don't listen to Changye - he's on a mission.. but he has a very good sense of humour... :-). ] Some of the highest quality goods available in Australia are made in China. And some of the poorest quality goods in Australia are made in China. You get what you pay for.
But that is not always true in China. Chinese people sometimes pay too much for goods (imports, and local goods competing with imports) because of an aggressive tariff policy.
Everyone likes to buy cheaper one.
Strangely enough this is not always true, even in China. A small proportion of Chinese people buy outrageously over-priced goods so that they can show off to friends and family. And even ordinary people will trade-off price against quality - this means that they will pay a little more in the expectation that what they buy will last a little longer, or give them more enjoyment than the cheapest one on offer.
changyeDecember 02, 2009, 01:59 PM
Theoretically you're very right, but things would become a little more complicated if you consider fakes, counterfeits, imitations you can find everywhere in the PRC, hehe.
bodaweiDecember 02, 2009, 03:46 PM
义乌 (Yiwu) is a small city in Zhejiang that sells ‘small commodities' to the world. It is almost certain that any non-essential item in your possession with a ‘Made in China' sticker comes from this place. ‘As documented by the author Tim Phillips, Yiwu functions as a sort of 'Wall Street' for the counterfeiting industry, providing a vast marketplace where, Phillips states, 100,000 counterfeit products are openly traded and 2,000 metric tons of fakes change hands daily. It boasts an Olympic standard stadium and a large Christian church' (Source: Wikipaedia). I have spent a day in 义乌 more or less against my will, and I can say that, apart from the socks, I have never seen so much junk in all my life.