U.S. Officials Warn of Counterfeit Weapons Components

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icepick314

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here's an wild idea...

why not create manufacturing jobs IN US instead of China so you can control the quality of the components instead of relying on iffy foreign governments and companies?
 

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Theoretically "sprinkling" can be done in any industry....

The Chinese should realize the poor enforcement of intellectual property right discourages innovation among their own citizens which therefore harms their own economy.
 

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Or you could just come up with a simple test to see which parts have the correct composition of metals during the quality testing stage. Even if you only tested 1 of every 10 parts bought from each manufacturer, chances are, you would catch them out.
 

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"why not create manufacturing jobs IN US instead of China so you can control the quality of the components instead of relying on iffy foreign governments and companies?"
don't you remember a few years ago, G20 / G8 got into "Globalization"

Witch cause prices of product to go down at poor people expense.

Thank you Bush and others
 

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[citation][nom]hopiamani[/nom]Theoretically "sprinkling" can be done in any industry....The Chinese should realize the poor enforcement of intellectual property right discourages innovation among their own citizens which therefore harms their own economy.[/citation]

lol, that is only western thinking, in asia, companies copy and improve upond each other, they spend on research and design and try to become better than next person, instead of spending money on law suites or "intellectual properties"

serious all those money spent on "intellectual properties right" instead of going to R&D

so someone has a good design, go copy it and improve it better...that is the right way
 

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[citation][nom]Steveymoo[/nom]Why was my comment even thumbed down? I'm serious, it's not difficult to test metal parts for authenticity using resonant inspection. When it comes to risking soldiers' lives, why make any compromise to your quality control?http://www.ndt.net/article/hands2/hands2.htm[/citation]
Because they are talking about computer chips used in electronics. Its hard to test a silicon chip for metal composition. Also, random testing- even at 1 out of 10, would still miss 90% of counterfeits "sprinkled" amongst genuine products. It would only catch mass counterfeiting.
 
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Please, tell me why company A would spend 10 years and millions/billions of dollars on researching a new product if company B can simply copy their product 2 days later with no legal recourse. Perhaps you would feel differently if you develop a unique product only to find a large corporation has decided to simply force you out of the market with your own idea.

and you are right btw. Copy and steal is the large part of the Asian business model...
 

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@ allenpan

Copying and improving upon is different from copying and selling under the same brand (aka counterfeiting). You are mixing and idea of patents and copyright with piracy.
 

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if the main saving in outsourcing manufacturing to china is the labour force, improving worker conditions will probably lead to some silly people maintaining margins in other ways.
 

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Well China cares about their own people by giving jobs to almost every1 even if its badly paid but in capitalism you just die or become thief or become part of the 46 millions poors this country have, meanwhile because of Socialism cares about u having a job, they are becoming more and more powerful than us because they are more and more in numbers (cheap labor) and can think in better ways of making more money, so they are increasing exponencially in numbers and ideas to solve a problem too and in the end probabilities will favor them instead us because we are dying due to the lack of jobs and they saving their ppl ... math dont lie and China will prevail and Socialism will be the dominant system in the planet due to more economic power China will have in the future and because of what ???????????
THEY FCKING CARE ABOUT NOT LETTING THEIR PPL DIED as simple as that...
 

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[citation][nom]CTT[/nom]Ross, you a big China fan-boy or something? Lot of articles lately defending them.[/citation]

Its best to be sure an enemy exists before picking a fight that will ultimately leave you both with horribly bloodied noses.
 

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Also, just because China doesn't have American interests at heart does not mean that the government is not doing its job. We, as Americans must not be so selfish as to think that China needs to worry about us, our laws, etc. The international community must put pressure on China to change China. It is not our job, duty, etc. It is an international matter.
 
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