Sadly though my TV is japanese as none made here in the UK and sorry my Car is German because I actually think they are the best made cars in the world except for Astons & Mclarens but I cant afford them.
Some Japanese TVs are not made in Japan, Sonys were made in Wales until 2005 now made in Europe, not sure about others but not some Japanese goods are made in the UK.
Panasonoc plasmas are made in Japan!
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One could also reson that by purchasing Chinese made goods it is providing a living to people that would be otherwise forgoton by their governmont/regime.
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NAD were one of the first British companies to do this back in the late 70s/early 80s (a few owners ago, they are now still Chinese made but with a Canadian holding company in control), and it was for reasons of cost alone (and one of the reasons NAD gained a reputation that still to a certain extent survives of having audiophile products at a cheap price - although they are no longer the cheapest for that niche).
If I remember correctly they started off building them in Taiwan.
Yes, you are correct, and my first proper amp (a NAD 3020A bought in 1980) was made there (still works perfectly too). Mind you, the Chinese would and do claim (with a lot of justification) that Taiwan is actually part of China.
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Sounds about right 'anything for the money' Edited by Mods - please do not use offensive language.
Personally, I would rather not buy any goods made in China, but it's virtually impossible not to.
Communist China, the most un-communist country in the world.
There are so many reasons why the world should not be doing business with China, but all these reasons seem to be ignored, just so we can get our goods a bit cheaper, or just so huge corporations can make even more money.
We no longer care about China's human rights record, we no longer care that the huge majority of it's people are living in absolute poverty, we ignore the fact that China is polluting the world, while the rest of us have to reduce our carbon emissions. We don't seem to care that because manufacturing cost are so low in China, it's almost as cheap to chuck your old faulty tv and buy a new one, rather than get the old one repaired. We are living in a throwaway society, when in reality, it's the opposite of what we should be doing.
I don't really know if goods made in China are of poorer quality, but from personal experience, I think they probably are. That's not important to me, but all the reasons outlined above are.
Who are? The Chinese? The people who buy the products?
Are these the same [EDITED BY MODS] you refer to in your other thread?
So how is us as consumers boycotting Chinese made produce going to change this?
What difference does it make if you then have to ship the finished products around the world anyway?
If you were running a HiFi company, would rather import one tested and working product, or (say) 200 separate components, managing supply, stock and development with multiple suppliers half way around the world?
I also think it's wrong for British companies to obfuscate about where it's products are made by using terms like "Designed In England" (or similar). It's gutless and cynical.
Good example of that here:
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Obviously, it wouldn't improve the lives of the people living in poverty, but don't kid yourself that the workers are actually getting any kind of decent money, they are more or less slaves.
The air pollution in parts of China is unbelievably bad, and it's drifting over parts of Japan, so much so that it's affecting the Japanese people's health. These serious issues are swept under the carpet , as are numerous other issues to do with goods made in China. Do a little research, it might open your eyes to what's really happening over there?
China worries me hugely, why do you think they suddenly embraced capitalism? Why are they spending their huge wealth on buying land in other countries? Why are they buying into, and indeed trying to buy a lot of the world's natural resources? Why did they lend money so eagerly to the USA and Europe?
I have a theory, and IMO, this isn't going to end at all well for those of us that are in debt to China, and those of us that don't have our own natural resources.
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I have watched the news reports in the past years and due to economic wealth, conditions are improving,not to our satisfaction,but improving neverthelesss.The poorest will always be left behind,but apparently there is a developing middle class with huge disposable income.Western companies are rubbing their hands together,salavating at the size and promise of this giant market.(doesn't sound like communism to me)
I also remember a report stating that British manafacturing of textile goods(yorkshire)were being relocated back here due to the increase in Chinese labour costs.
Yes they are burning too much fossel fuel,but what do we(the west)do?
Don't get to paranoid/woried BBB,i just think China want a taste and a big slice of the good life....
And why should that bother me.
I would rather purchase quality British HI FI and help to protect British jobs and economy..................
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That's for you to answer not for me to persume.
The Chinese have plenty of money - its government's choice whether or not to filter that down to the poor. Plenty of more needy people in poor countries that don't have the choice.
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