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Chinese Do Not Trust Chinese Goods, For Good Reason

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 18, 2011


The following comes from this site. To me this typifies the Chinese experience. When you come here one of he first things you are aware of is their lack of trust in their goods and quality. Then you hear of people from he west rushing to buy their goods and think, what the heck, its just kids toys right? Wrong, for then you hear about the trains we ask them to build bridges, like the one they built for the San Francisco and you go wtf?
The question in my mind is if they are from China and really know Chinese goods and try to avoid them like the plague, then why do we so readily trust them? The reason may be that we are so far away and we have it in our minds that people think like we do and have rules to govern their behavior but we forget this is China and there are no rules. I just posted that 80% of all goods made by Chinese companies that are supposedly made overseas are actually made in China. This further reinforces the fact that Chinese companies have a huge credibility crisis.

from here
Chinese companies named themselves with western names because consumers have no confidence in the quality of Chinese-made products. Picture: a <span id=Metersbonwe’s store. (Photo/CFP)” title=”Chinese companies named themselves with western names because consumers have no confidence in the quality of Chinese-made products. Picture: a Metersbonwe’s store. (Photo/CFP)” class=”photo”> Chinese companies named themselves with western names because consumers have no confidence in the quality of Chinese-made products. Picture: a Metersbonwe’s store. (Photo/CFP)

China should create more national brands that gain international visibility to reflect the country’s status as the world’s second largest economy, the People’s Daily said recently.
….. on allegations made by state-run CCTV that prominent furniture retailer DaVinci presented beds produced in China as being made in Italy, the official daily of the Communist Party of China said it was common for Chinese enterprises to assume a foreign brand name, hoping the practice would add value to their products…The paper quoted Huang Shengmin, the dean of the Advertising School of Communication University of China in Beijing as attributing the phenomenon to Chinese distrust of products made at home.”

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