posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 09:00 PM
There's plenty of innovation in China, and there is more to come as more and more chinese are becoming aware of the importance of innovation. In my
company (I'm from Europe and work in a chinese company in China run by a chinese), our boss is very in to innovation. We have almost 100 R&D
engineers virtually spitting out new designs that our American and European customers are totally excited about. I think we have an average of 3 new
designs Every Week, patents and everything, and this is in the Bathroom manufacturing field. The cheap Wal-Mart crap is not even our business, we
focus only on high tech top end business... So what you buy from American Standard, Toto, Kohler, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Mira, Moen and most of those big
companies I can tell you are produced in China, not by their own factories but by Chinese owned ones.
Heck, not even the new fantastic designs you see in the annual major exhibitions are all western, more and more of them are Chinese, and if it's
presented by the western companies, then it may well be designed by the Chinese.
Think about that when you walk around in your home back there, the stuff you buy are probably not only Produced in China, they may as well be designed
and patented in China. Only that some company in the west got sales exclusivity and it carries their name.
In China many chinese are actually looking down on imported products these years. They are expensive, and many times not even as good as the chinese
own counterparts. I'm talking TV's, computers, cars, high-tech in general, not to mention all the normal living stuff we use.
In my opinion then, In many cases I'd rather buy a chinese brand product.
We are still within the topic right