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Debunking myths about Chinese products Debunking myths about Chinese products
The label ‘Made in China’ used to mean poor quality, cheap products – but this is no longer true Most workers enjoy decent working... Debunking myths about Chinese products
  • The label ‘Made in China’ used to mean poor quality, cheap products – but this is no longer true
  • Most workers enjoy decent working environments, not slave-like conditions

China has a reputation for producing poor quality products in slave-like conditions. While this may be true of some manufacturers, these are in the minority.

One widely accepted myth is that conditions in Chinese factories are deplorable and that workers are subject to shocking conditions. This is not true of the majority of factories in China. Most factories are reported to be well maintained, well-ventilated and employee health is a priority. Top quality machinery is used in well-lit rooms with natural light. This doesn’t look anything like the picture most people have in their heads of a typical Chinese factory. The workers are said to be proud of the space they work in and happy to be there.

The second myth that needs to be squashed is that all products that come from China are badly made and bound to break at any minute. You do get your cheap Chinese knock-offs, but you also get high-quality innovative products. China produces all kinds of products, at a range of prices. If you’re going to buy a R500 smartphone, you can’t expect it to be the highest quality. However, if you are willing to spend a bit more, China produces some of the best smartphones – such as Huawei and Xiaomi — at more reasonable prices than their competitors. Chinese vehicles – like Geely and BYD – have a pristine reputation worldwide and are reasonably priced. It’s time to give credit where it is due, and Chinese manufacturers certainly deserve credit and not the myths that keep fueling this false reputation.


Read more:

https://medium.com/@BrassClo/5-myths-about-chinese-factories-9e9b0cbf47c1

https://www.itimanufacturing.com/news/busting-the-made-in-china-myth/

https://www.itimanufacturing.com/chinese-manufacturing/myths-about-china-made-products-debunked/

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