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Check your clothes, your children’s toys, your different accessories, your phone, your laptop…try to view the machines producing items you would never think they are, by any way, related to the Far-East. Look around you. You have been gently conquered by Chinese products!
Scroll through the page to explore the different aspects of Chinese production in the world.
Accessories and toys
Other countries on the same continent as well as on others are not far from that phenomenon.
In the United States, check the country of origin of many of the boots.
How many come from China?
Car spare parts
Why do Chinese have the knowledge?
When an American or a European expert goes to China to train a team in the production of certain items, members of the team are primed into specific skills. They don’t need much time to master them by continuous manufacturing of the items they learned to produce for the brand they have been trained by. Now they can produce their own products with similar quality without the costly brand name and enter the market at competitive prices. One should keep in mind the huge number of the Chinese population and low wages of China’s manpower.
How to make a good work with China
What your Chinese contact usually does is that he goes to one of the villages meeting with necessary people and providing them with requirements of the production of your items. There are families gathering and working day and night to finish your request as fast as possible to be able to move on to the request made by someone else. Thus, items are finalized in no time and in large quantities. You only have to name what you want!
One should be careful, however, to specify the requirements of quality, which could be breached by the Chinese contact if you don’t have constant contracts with.
The other side of the story
This is not the case with developed countries sub-contracting in China because their consumers are generally willing to pay for a better lasting quality and markets are governed by stringent governmental quality requirements and constant check-up.
Now, what do you think might not come from China?
Check out the video below by Russia Today about China’s new aircraft carrier.