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Why are Chinese products so cheap?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-4-7 17:57:22 |Display all floors
I wonder why are Chinese products so cheap, why no other country in the world is able to compete with     China when it comes to cheap prices.

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Post time 2007-4-8 03:21:04 |Display all floors
Originally posted by dannycool at 2007-4-7 17:57
I wonder why are Chinese products so cheap, why no other country in the world is able to compete with     China when it comes to cheap prices.


Its because people get ripped off with the high prices in the rich countries!

The labour cost is cheap in China and they manufacture goods which are cheap as opposed to expensive Western goods that make a killing in profit.

[ Last edited by changabula at 2007-4-8 03:25 AM ]
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Post time 2007-4-8 04:37:32 |Display all floors
Because Chinese workers get ----ty pays thats why.

I think the average pay for a Chinese blue collar worker is around 20 thousand Yuan I think.

The average for an American worker is around 40 thousand USD.

So the Chinese worker only gets 2 thousand USD.

So you do the math.

If you dont pay your worjewr as much, that means you can charge your product at a lesser price.
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Post time 2007-4-8 12:26:06 |Display all floors
Also chinese products are very low quality, so it's not surprising that they are cheaper.  Well off Chinese see it as a status symbol to be able to afford to buy foreign stuff, as they know it is much better quality.
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Post time 2007-4-8 20:20:13 |Display all floors

i can't totally agree with u

Originally posted by dannycool at 2007-4-7 17:57
I wonder why are Chinese products so cheap, why no other country in the world is able to compete with     China when it comes to cheap prices.

not absolutely!!!
every country has its cheap products
in the usa , a benz car may only  be worth $4000 but in china the situation couldn't be so amazing ,u merely can buy a QQ car with $4000.:)
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Post time 2007-4-8 21:00:25 |Display all floors
Yeah the cost of cars in China is pretty staggering.  My brother has just bought a Ford Escort for 2000 pounds.  That's only like 30,000 RMB.  You couldn't buy a car for that here - absolute cheapest is about 50,000 and that would be titchy.

Also electronics, computers etc - all much more pricey than the UK.  Staggers me when you think that it's all made in China, and the much lower wages in China too.
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Post time 2007-4-9 00:13:33 |Display all floors
But there are many countries in Asia and Africa where the salaries are similar or less than that of China.
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