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I Am Sick Of The Chinese Crap  
User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

I for one am getting damn sick and tired of the Chinese crap infiltrating this country. Actually I am sick of our country allowing it to happen. From lead paint in the crap toys then the thousands of animals killed from the poisoned Chinese crap pet food now the multi million dollar drug industry can't do business without going to china to get cheap crap so they can pad their bottom line...I have to laugh when the Bush administration got their panties in a wad because seniors were going to Canada to get cheaper prescription drugs all the while the US drug manufactures are going to china on the cheap.

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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

Welcome to capitalism. I'll fully admit to being part of the problem shopping at places like Wal-Mart. God knows stuff from China is cheaper, and while it'd be nice to see jobs being kept in country (or continent), I'm not likely to pay up for those products. I do agree though that there should be tougher testing of products coming from China to ensure that they're safe.

User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

Stop buying the "Chinese crap" and they will stop importing it.

User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4077 times:



Quoting Stratosphere (Thread starter):
I for one am getting damn sick and tired of the Chinese crap infiltrating this country. Actually I am sick of our country allowing it to happen. From lead paint in the crap toys then the thousands of animals killed from the poisoned Chinese crap pet food now the multi million dollar drug industry can't do business without going to china to get cheap crap so they can pad their bottom line...I have to laugh when the Bush administration got their panties in a wad because seniors were going to Canada to get cheaper prescription drugs all the while the US drug manufactures are going to china on the cheap.

Welcome to the club dude, we have jackets.

That is why I no longer shop at Wally-World. That, and their employees creep me out.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

As a consumer you need to decide if you want cheap goods or quality.Your country administration will need to listen.
India may not be as financially sufficient as most nations,but Chinese goods have got a typical reputation out here of inferior & not long lasting & gradually a choice is being made by citizens.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2876 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

The Chinese government has announced a while ago that they are going to start improving the quality of their exports, and they hope to restore confidence in their products. However, I don't think that any country would stop importing Chinese goods because they are so cheap and stopping these goods will mean a much higher price and it can't balance out the supply and demand.

Some countries have subsidiaries for home grown products but those are usually exported and there is no way they can fulfill the demand. The few things countries can do is pressure the Chinese to improve quality, trust them that they are improving, or do rigorous tests (although this might have a negative effect on the consumers).


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8765 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3849 times:



Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 1):
Welcome to capitalism.

Welcome to the "greed is good" world, more likely. When toys may cost more than $1.50 again and corporations aren't killed anymore for making less than a 10% bottom line, "Made in China" will become less wide-spread. But as long as the only thing that counts is quarterly profits, that won't happen.



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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3826 times:
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Quoting Stratosphere (Thread starter):
Chinese crap infiltrating this country

Japanese electronic were once called "crap", Toyota cars were "death traps".. how times change!

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 2):
Stop buying the "Chinese crap" and they will stop importing it.



Quoting Stratosphere (Thread starter):
can't do business without going to china to get cheap crap so they can pad their bottom line

So its not the fault of the Chinese. It the corporation's fault. The same corporation whose stock you own, the same corporation whose dividends you collect...



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3826 times:



Quoting Stratosphere (Thread starter):
I Am Sick Of The Chinese Crap

You also had #49 last night?



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8976 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

Quoting Stratosphere (Thread starter):

If drug companies *actually* had to pay all those taxes and regulations, if no tax havens and tax loopholes existed, no one would be able to afford drugs. And that includes governments because they don't have a bottom-less pocket, either. Point is: you have no one but yourself to blame. You are repelling these companies away.

When I say you, I mean your politicians. The ones you probably vote for.

[Edited 2008-02-14 07:46:11]


"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8976 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3812 times:



Quoting Aloges (Reply 6):

Welcome to the "greed is good" world, more likely. When toys may cost more than $1.50 again and corporations aren't killed anymore for making less than a 10% bottom line, "Made in China" will become less wide-spread. But as long as the only thing that counts is quarterly profits, that won't happen.

You've gotta blame the people who buy the cheap crap not the companies. The companies do one thing: they serve people what they want. The quartely profits will come whether it's $1.50 or $100.



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineMax999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3779 times:



Quoting Stratosphere (Thread starter):


I for one am getting damn sick and tired of the Chinese crap infiltrating this country. Actually I am sick of our country allowing it to happen. From lead paint in the crap toys then the thousands of animals killed from the poisoned Chinese crap pet food now the multi million dollar drug industry can't do business without going to china to get cheap crap so they can pad their bottom line...I have to laugh when the Bush administration got their panties in a wad because seniors were going to Canada to get cheaper prescription drugs all the while the US drug manufactures are going to china on the cheap.

A woman decided to live an entire year without Chinese-made goods and she wrote a book about it: A Year Without "Made in China." http://www.newsweek.com/id/61501 To summarize...the positive was that she really had to think hard about buying quality goods, but the downside of course is the high costs.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8765 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3755 times:



Quoting PPVRA (Reply 10):
You've gotta blame the people who buy the cheap crap not the companies.

I'm blaming greedy shareholders, mostly. I don't think that A) corporations outsourcing to China pass all the savings on to their customers and that B) everyone really wants to go there, but some have to because shareholders expect unethical profit margins. A and B are of course closely related.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8976 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3747 times:



Quoting Aloges (Reply 12):

Fair enough. Pressure to reduce costs shouldn't cross ethical boundaries.



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Me too ! I bought a new pair of Georgia boots last weekend ... MADE IN China .

I took them back. I love China ! I have no problem with the Chinese people , I just have a problem with everything being made their and marketed as American product.

My old pair of boots (Georgia) were not made in China , so they have changed in the past 5 years.



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3633 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 8):
You also had #49 last night?

You should have ordered #32 instead.


Quoting AGM100 (Reply 14):
just have a problem with everything being made their and marketed as American product.

I'm wonder if Lou Dobbs has a problem with this.




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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

What pisses me off are the corporations using dirt cheap labour in China but then keeping the prices for their products the same as they were before.

It's one thing if a company moves production to China and then slashes prices for the consumer, but it's something else when a company moves to China and keeps prices the same or even higher.

Roots is a good example. For years they were all about the "We're 100% Canadian!" and it was true, even their socks and T-shirts were made in Canada and they were good quality. But now they've sold out, their stuff is shite, and still just a expensive as when it was made in Canada.



Word
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

The main point is that the "People's Republic of China" now resembles England of around 1850.
There exists a huge mass of lumpenproletariat migrant workers, who are forced to work for peanuts (or to starve) and no rights at all.
I seriosly think that the Chinese government deliberately refuses to develop the areas away from the rich coastal provinces to keep a ready supply of cheap labour (and China btw. receives development aid from e.g. Germany).
China is one of the few countries, where the factory boss can be at the same time head of the trade union and who can call armed thugs, police or military if his workers make demands.
The same boss is also proteced by his government (with which he often is related) from the enforcement of intellectual property laws.

Jan


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8765 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3591 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 16):
Roots is a good example.

Nice reasoning from them, too:

Quote:
The sad reality today is that there are fewer available suppliers in Canada, and certain products can no longer be made in Canada. It’s a shame that free trade, globalization and the saturation of the Canadian market by major US and European companies manufacturing overseas have made this situation worse. The result: the technical capacity simply no longer exists in Canada to make certain categories of merchandise (i.e. luggage and backpacks).

So you are to understand that a company with "estimated sales of about $300 million in 2003" (wikipedia only, but they sure aren't small) cannot provide suppliers with enough orders to keep operating. Right, and Santa Claus will soon ask for Peking Duck.  sarcastic 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3586 times:



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 17):
There exists a huge mass of lumpenproletariat migrant workers, who are forced to work for peanuts (or to starve) and no rights at all.

isn't thats because its a communist state.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3532 times:



Quoting Aloges (Reply 18):
So you are to understand that a company with "estimated sales of about $300 million in 2003" (wikipedia only, but they sure aren't small) cannot provide suppliers with enough orders to keep operating. Right, and Santa Claus will soon ask for Peking Duck.

That was one of finest examples of PR bullshit I've ever seen. Nice



Word
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Hi,

I don't know about the US but I think definitely here there are 2 kinds of Chinese goods. Firstly, I think many Japanese electronics (maybe Korean electronics too?) are made in China (and looking at my Panasonic walkman from 1996 seem to have been made there for quite a long time). There quality is very good. On the other end there's stuff which is just put out really cheap by factories and companies from Europe etc. go shopping to huge trade shows, pick what they want and have the label put on it - again the quality may be excellent or it may not. The there's the real low end 99c store kind of thing.

But X-box's are made in China, Ipods are made in China. I don' think I could last 2 minutes without something made in China!

Also, reading the book by Akio Morita who founded Sony, he describes how after the end of WW2 when they started Japan was famous for making cheap crap too and the reason they started making the company was because they wanted to make something of good quality, to get rid of that image. I don't know if it's natural progression but I wonder if Chinese manufacturing has started to or will start to go through this phase?

P.


User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Clearly adjustments need to be made to bring the balance back.

The questions are:

How do you stop cheap labor and better human rights for them?
How do restore the middle class standard of living in the US and other nations?
How do you stop dependence of socialist type programs in the US and restore financial independence?
How do upgrade standard of living for workers abroad like China,Mexico,India and South America?
How do restore "Made In USA? and fair competition.
Quality of products?Fair pricing?Health insurance and other benefits?

Answer: Organized labor.Start at the source.China and the like.Here at one time in the US, we had no competitors and could form the unions without any fear of being undermined in pricing.Take the fight to them and organize labor within those nations.

By no means,I'm not anti-corportation,anti-captitialised.But the balance of power has been grossly shifted and abused.And one time,in this nation, unions and corporations did co-exist.Why not start on a global labor level,IMO?



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3520 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 17):
There exists a huge mass of lumpenproletariat migrant workers, who are forced to work for peanuts (or to starve) and no rights at all.

isn't thats because its a communist state.
regds
MEL

I wouldn't consider China to be communist anymore, they are definitely totalitarian, but economically they are in the phase of what we in Germany call the "Manchester Capitalism" like existed in England during the mid-19th century,exactly the conditions which sparked the communist movement.
China today is communist only in name, since the same people, who are claiming to fight for worker's rights are the main force behind the exploitation.

Jan


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3504 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 16):
What pisses me off are the corporations using dirt cheap labour in China but then keeping the prices for their products the same as they were before.

Part of the equation is sometimes that other costs (insurance, raw materials, etc) are rising so in order to mantain pricing (rather than rasing it) they need to cut labor costs... especially in states like CA, one of the only ways to cut labor costs can be, in some cases, to just leave (i.e. move off-shore)



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25 Post contains links Aloges : Yes, sort of. I fully agree with MD11Engineer's reply 23, the only thing that "communist" China has in common with the "dictatorship of the proletari
26 Post contains images Rara : Absolutely. They're selling their own people. It's the ugly face of unregulated capitalism we're looking at. Us Western consumers demand cheap goods;
27 A380US : First of all its not just that easy because many things come from there. And then well just open in like Cambodia or Vietnam and this will happen the
28 CaptOveur : It's not the employees so much as the customers. The wally world I buy bullets at is in a decent part of town and it is STILL a freak show, even at 9
29 Post contains links ReidYYZ : I too have had enough of cheap crap, particularly kids toys. My son's are not too tough on their toys, but if there is a new deposit in the "Daddy's f
30 Post contains images AF340 : Go to Tilley. Mind you, they are very expensive, but everything is made at their Don Mills store/factory. I agree with you, I used to really like Roo
31 VonRichtofen : What's Tilley? I don't think we have that in Calgary. Kris
32 EvilForce : China is awesome. Do they have "cheap" commodity goods? Yup. Do they also manufacture high quality goods? Absolutely! As I have said before I source a
33 Post contains links and images AF340 : Oh man! Tilley is a chain store we have in Canada's major cities and in partner stores all over the world. They sell travel and old man clothing. Som
34 AC777LR : You should have watched 20/20 tonight, it was about China and how they are using human bodies plasticize for the body exhibitions. These bodies could
35 Andz : I work in the medical equipment industry for a GE Healthcare distributor and we are seeing an increase in equipment from China in our market. Recently
36 Babybus : I don't know about America but in the UK all the "Made in China" products are not too bad on quality. (Somebody stop me if thats not true). Clarks, th
37 Francoflier : Funny we should ll bitch and wine about China... We had coming. We all pretty much support a liberal economic system that defends and encourage a free
38 Mt99 : I agree. Do not doubt that the Chinese governments know what they are doing. They are fully aware of the backlash that may come from the US. Some boo
39 Post contains images EvilForce : China has been investing heavily into Latin America. I've never understood why the US Govt has been so cavalier towards our southern neighbors. We've
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