"Well, it was made in China, so of course it broke!" is a phrase I grew accustomed to hearing as a child. My mother would proclaim this sentiment, like clockwork, any time one of my toys crapped out after only a couple hours of play. Chinese-made products have gotten a bad rap for decades, as many consumers think they are cheap and of poor quality. While some items do fit this description (take counterfeit designer handbags, for instance), this accusation is far from accurate when it comes to higher-end consumer goods, particularly in the tech arena (here’s to you, iPhone). Major retail players like Coca-Cola, GE and Proctor & Gamble have been operating manufacturing facilities in China for years.
Below are a few arguments consumers make when it comes to discrediting items manufactured in China – arguments importers often find themselves up against when it comes time to market their Chinese-made products.
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