The stuff coming out of China is indeed crap these days. My company has imported goods from China and Japan for years. (Not that I agree it is a good or bad thing, that is not my point here) But the past 10 years have seen quality go downhill, and I mean really downhill. We now spend so much time inspecting, double inspecting, rejecting, recycling, and returning bad parts and items that we are completely rethinking our import business. Used to be we got better quality overseas. Now, we are having a hard time servicing our clients due to the huge reject rates. We (the importing countries) buy so much from them, there is no longer an incentive to be the best, just make more for less. This is the downward spiral they are falling into, and if they do not stop it now, it is going to get a lot worse for them.