posted on Oct, 31 2007 @ 12:08 PM
This is a very important topic. I am glad you have brought it up. Hopefully my professional career can shed some insight. Finally I will have
something useful to post!
I own a Global Inspection company and operate in mainland China. I have seen first hand the manufacturing and production facilities through out the
eastern sea board. I have also seen many of these facilities in the U.S.. For the most part
, a majority of these factories would never be
allowed to operate in the States. The value we put on sanitation and cleanliness in the US is just not reciprocated in China. It just is not a big
deal to them.
Now having said that, what this is really all about is culture in my opinion. Many business owners there would not hesitate to do something that might
be questionable, maybe even dangerous. The goal is to make more money. The reason that this is possible is that you can pay off just about anyone you
need to in China. This is not always the case, and sometimes people do get caught between a rock and a hard place. But believe me when I say this, pay
-offs and bribes are the norm there. This occurs on all different levels too, not just factory owners, but everyone down to employees and back up to
I hope this does not come off too negative, because that is not what I am trying for. I love China. I love to visit, I love the people, I love the
culture, I love the countryside. I just hate the food. I just wanted to give a real life account of what it is like there. I cannot really convey the
difference, as I never understood until I actually saw it.
One thing I will speculate on though, none of this is going to change any time soon. IF it does, it will not be because anyone demands it. Eventually
China will surpass being a manufacturing based economy and evolve into a service industry and someone else will be the "new" China. The take of a
P.S. if anyone is importing give me a U2U ill save you some money on your PSI!!