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Xenctuary Jul 14, 09
"We made them, we can break them!"
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iamjoe56 Jul 14, 09
You know, I am more and more convinced China is trying to destroy the U.S. through shitty products. :-|
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chautemoc Jul 14, 09
More like the US is kinda destroying China by encouraging their cheap labour under abusive conditions.
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iamjoe56 Jul 14, 09
Oh please. They'd do it even if the U.S. didn't buy their stuff. China is communist, abusive conditions are obligatory, U.S. or not.
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RabidChinaGirl Jul 14, 09
@iamjoe56 & chautemoc

Decay comes from within and without. China is not trying to destroy the U.S., but it's also a different place completely. You know piracy? Some mentality that brings us such crappy products. Of course import-heavy countries like the U.S. benefit heavily from places like China -- cheaper, all that. But because these places are so poor or just lack quality control, we often get shoddy products that did not have to pass much (if any) inspections.

It goes way beyond just drywall to toys, food, disposable chopsticks, cars, and so on. Remember that controversy with the powdered milk? It is an ingredient common in many Asian food items, and that really sent surrounding import-heavy countries like Japan and Taiwan into a panic. Asian markets would put up signs on their shelves and food manufacturers included large labels that read: NOT MADE IN CHINA.

During the rebuilding phase following that devastating earthquake, CNN went in to talk to some of the residents. They didn't point this out, but I noticed that many of the homes being rebuilt had no structure / support beams. These issues go beyond just China, of course, but since they're a rising power now and the rest of the world is seeing more of them, receiving their products, we're finding out the hard way how shit works over there.

Long post. I'm rather passionate about this sort of thing.
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chautemoc Jul 14, 09
I said kinda.
Communism doesn't have anything to do with it.
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MrGrimm Jul 14, 09
I'd look out for my drywall, if I knew what a drywall was. :\ Maybe the article should do a quick explanation of drywalls. Or maybe I'm just one in a million who doesn't know what "drywall" is.
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chautemoc Jul 14, 09
Or maybe you should type 'drywall' in your address bar, and then hit the 'Enter' key.
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iamjoe56 Jul 14, 09
quote chautemoc
I said kinda.
Communism doesn't have anything to do with it.
Lol right. The fact that the Chinese government spends all it's money on everything BUT the people and improving the country, doesn't have anything to do with quality. If people can't get ahead and make better facilities to make their products, naturally quality will suffer.

As for your post, Rabid. I see what you mean, and I WAS being sarcastic, I may be a nut job, but I'm not THAT stupid.
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RabidChinaGirl Jul 14, 09
quote iamjoe56
quote chautemoc
I said kinda.
Communism doesn't have anything to do with it.
Lol right. The fact that the Chinese government spends all it's money on everything BUT the people and improving the country, doesn't have anything to do with quality. If people can't get ahead and make better facilities to make their products, naturally quality will suffer.

As for your post, Rabid. I see what you mean, and I WAS being sarcastic, I may be a nut job, but I'm not THAT stupid.
I figured you were -- being sarcastic, I mean. Just thought I'd get that out of my system anyway.
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Xenctuary Jul 15, 09
quote MrGrimm
I'd look out for my drywall, if I knew what a drywall was. :\ Maybe the article should do a quick explanation of drywalls. Or maybe I'm just one in a million who doesn't know what "drywall" is.
It's the opposite of a wetwall... like Niagara.
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tekmosis Jul 15, 09
quote MrGrimm
I'd look out for my drywall, if I knew what a drywall was. :\ Maybe the article should do a quick explanation of drywalls. Or maybe I'm just one in a million who doesn't know what "drywall" is.
I think you fall into the one in a million category. It's just like if the article mentioned that the person blamed the RRoD on their fish, the article isn't going to tell you what a fish is..
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kspiess Jul 15, 09
China just doesn't enforce building codes, or quality controls for products. If they do have any laws on something, it is probably more a matter of paying bribes to the right people. You have to keep in mind that in many ways , they are still far behind the Western world in the development of their economy and the reach of their government.

This link below amazed me. A giant apartment building built with no foundations beyond some hollow metal pipes. The building just fell over! :
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/200906c.brief.htm#012

An mining engineer buddy of mine told me how horrified he was of the working conditions in a mine over there. It is just a different world economically of there. Citizens don't have much legal recourse for suffering from garbage products, so maximizing profits is even more unrestrained over there than it is here.
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MrGrimm Jul 15, 09
Lay off on the MrGrimm bashing! I don't live in an area with Drywall, nor have I ever heard a person use the term. Plus, I did search up the term on google. Before anyone told me to.

o wat now?!
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