I was being somewhat flip in that statement. I agree, the two cultures are massively different. In the American sense, however, China is our new resource for cheap products, to the detriment of our own economy at times. Japan filled this function earlier.
I am more of a fan of Taiwanese manufacture than that of the mainland. I've owned a Taiwanese scooter , and more than a few Taiwanese machine tools. At the bottom end, they are of loathesome quality, but at the upper end, they can compete with products from anywhere. The SYM scooter I owned was manufactured to a very high standard, and proved absolutely reliable.
Originally Posted by Cat0020
FWIW, China is not the new Japan.. having intimate knowledge of both cultures, the manufacturing principals are vastly different... and there are great friction between the two just base on those principles.