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(RT) Swedish car maker Volvo says its vehicles built in China might actually be superior in quality to those it makes in Europe.

In an interview with Australia’s Go Auto, Volvo's senior vice-president of design, Robin Page, admitted that some were concerned about the automaker’s decision to build many of its vehicles in China.

“What we’re finding is that the quality of the cars is actually better in China than in Europe. Everyone was worried about quality, but as soon as they [the Chinese – Ed.] started the quality was even higher than in Europe,” Page said.

He attributed the difference to the greater automation in manufacturing at European factories. Chinese factories produce such high-quality vehicles because they rely less on automation and have tighter tolerances, the official explained.

“To be honest with you, if you talk to the (European) manufacturing guys, they’ve put so much automation into the system, you haven’t got that manual adjust. They’ve [Chinese factories –Ed.] got more people on it, less automation, which actually gives you that ability to get tighter on the tolerances … and make finer adjustments.

“It’s not a massive difference, but if you do scores-to-scores and averages, China’s pretty damn good, so we’re not so worried about that now,” said Page.

Volvo started exporting Chinese-built vehicles around the world four years ago. First, it began sending the long-wheelbase version of the previous-generation S60 to the United States. The company has also shifted production of its S90 sedan from Sweden to China at the end of 2016.

The automaker plans to build various electric Volvos and Lynk & Co models in China, and export them to foreign markets.


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The Chinese have always cared more about quality than the Europeans.
That's what started the opium wars. China had plenty of quality goods the Europeans
wanted to import from China but China didn't find much from the Europeans they wanted to import.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2018-5-17 18:51
The Chinese have always cared more about quality than the Europeans.
That's what started the opium w ...

Our resident jester spoke his pithy insight to get a laugh out of the audience.

If "Chinese always cared more about quality than the Europeans..." why then did the Europeans have to teach the Chinese to make everything from bikes to aeroplanes?

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seneca Post time: 2018-5-17 04:43
Our resident jester spoke his pithy insight to get a laugh out of the audience.

If "Chinese alway ...

Little monkey, once again you show your flaming ignorance of all things scientific.
A recent discovery of a Chinese shipwreck revealed some truly amazing ceramics from 800 years ago.
The ceramics are a marvel to modern science and can't be duplicated today.
They change colors with varying ambient temperatures and even change colors depending on
what liquids they contain.
Keep your bicycles and airplanes. Those technologies are common place.
Here, have a marshmallow. Now back in your cage.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Joseph Needham, Science and Civilisation in China(the spelling is correct).

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robert237 Post time: 2018-5-17 21:56
Little monkey, once again you show your flaming ignorance of all things scientific.
A recent disco ...

The Greeks made high-precision mechanical devices ("computers") more than 2000 years ago. A shipwreck was discovered and such calculating machines were lifted from the sea bottom near Antikera.

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This is good news for car-lovers! But I concern more about education instead of those industrial products! I wonder when our textbooks are good enough to compete with the foreign ones?
Try ro use simple words for teaching and communication in daily life that is essential to the success of our education!

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