Is manufacturing in China or Thailand good or bad?
The manufacturing industry in some countries goes back thousands of years. It is often either a form of ‘prejudice’ to say that a country is ‘inferior’ as a producer. For example the CEO of Patek Phillip watches has stated publically that the best movement in the world is a Seiko movement from Japan but (at $1,500) these will never achieve the $50,000 price of a Swiss watch?!?!?! What people should be upset about is if a person is abused, or exploited in the manufacture of product (such as the Child slave labour cutting diamonds in Surat India). It is not surprising that some of the best jewellers in the world are from India and China.