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What country is going to be a "new" China?

You know how the good quality electronics (or cars for that matter) were all once made in USA, England or Germany and anything made in Japan was regarded low quality junk?
Soon after Japanese engineers and workers learned how to make quality stuff and almost everything that was well made was incidentally "Made in Japan". The low quality stuff was now made in Korea.
Again, it took a few years and Korea started to come up with some really fancy stuff (like Samsung) and China started floading the market with garbage. Not anymore. Like the engine in the new Chevrolet Equinox is made in China and many well regarded manufacturers are making their stuff there. I have an Infocus DLP projector that is made in PRoC and there is nothing wrong with it. It actually rocks and has been flawless so far.
So to the point now:
I just bought a brand new Frigidaire fridge 2 weeks ago.
Not a car, not a computer, not a rocketship for crying out loud - a damn fridge!
It just broke down last night.
Full of food too! Bye, buy weekly groceries!

So I looked everywhere to find out where this piece of junk was made and I couldn't find a little "Made in ..." badge anywhere in sight...
But I swear to god, when you peak in the back where all the plumbing is it looks as if it was soldered together by a half-blind child in rural India or something. OMG, no wonder it quit working after 14 days...
What do you think - as Mainland China manufacturers are learning the art of quality, who's gonna be next to replace them?

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What country is going to be a "new" China?

India. I think there 4th largest in export of pharmaceuticals and there ahead of china in the software industry. but i dont know about this Production of low grade goods.


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What country is going to be a "new" China?

India, they're already doing it with IT support and software development. Who knows what else.
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Agreed, India. Have you tried calling any of the large companies support/help lines? j/k ... but yeah, they are starting to buying a lot of raw material as well ... like China and Korea

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China will be the next China. They are stil industrializing. We havn't scene anything yet.
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India, Malaysia, and Indonesia are next.

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China will be the next China. They are stil industrializing. We havn't scene anything yet.
Yeah, China is still industrializing, but they will surpass the US in the next 15-20 years. So will Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia..... at least that's what I read

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India, Malaysia, and Indonesia are next.

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China will be the next China. They are stil industrializing. We havn't scene anything yet.
Yeah, China is still industrializing, but they will surpass the US in the next 15-20 years. So will Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia..... at least that's what I read
For sure, you're totally right ! More, in 25-50 years, Europe and US will be the third-world of South-East Asia... These people will only come in our countries for tourism !

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Agreed, India. Have you tried calling any of the large companies support/help lines? j/k ... but yeah, they are starting to buying a lot of raw material as well ... like China and Korea
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China is great for heavy equipment, but most factories in china still do not use proper metallurgy in their equipment. Their heavy duty industrial bearings are also substandard.
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Their heavy duty industrial bearings are also substandard.
a situation that is being rectified by their governments complete disregard for patents and other intellectual property rights.

China will continue on its course until it stops pegging its currency at a discount to the dollar, at which point it will become too expensive to do business there. Then manufacturing will move back to the places it left, until another countries government basically spends itself dry by subsidizing every industry in sight.
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