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“Quality in China”- an Oxymoron- Styrofoam Buildings

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 9, 2011


China, long known as the ’emperor of quality’….. has gotten creative in her use of ‘building materials’. While styrofoam may be an excellent from which to make Christmas ornaments, it is a pretty crappy construction material, for things such as houses and bridges. This photo shows how styrofoam was used in the building of a house. A while ago I also blogged about a Chinese bridge which collapsed and actually had styrofoam along with rubbish used in its ‘support beams’. This is China.

funny pictures from china, cheapest building materials
funny pictures from china, cheapest building materials
funny pictures from china, cheapest building materials
funny pictures from china, cheapest building materials
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2 Responses to ““Quality in China”- an Oxymoron- Styrofoam Buildings”

  1. Gowron said

    I drove to Edmonton, to celebrate the death of my old Hyundai, back in the early 90s. When Hyundaies were really crappy, and ate at this old noodle snack house. They had a TV tuned to Chiense, and it mentioned the arrival of the “Cherry” cars. The old Chinese aunties there (casheirs workers) were wonderstruck “Zhung Kouk che!” But, the Cherry was even crappier than the Hyundai I was driving, which was falling apart, built when Hyundais were crappy.

    Then they knew quicky to take all those booms in cash from cheap car profit boom, and research quality. Now Hyundai is a conglomerate. However, the Cherry will still suck, and since the auto products are life and death. Do we really want to gamble our lives on “Made in China”?

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