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(National Geographic)   Ever wonder where all those 'Made in China' products really are made?   ( nationalgeographic.com) divider line
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2017-09-14 08:06:51 AM  
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess they are made in China.
 
2017-09-14 08:15:37 AM  
No
 
2017-09-14 08:17:35 AM  
Africa.
 
2017-09-14 08:22:23 AM  
I've heard of Yiwu.
I've known about it ever since KC and the Sunshine Band did Do You Feel All Right?
YiWooo Woo Woo Woo
and Get Down Tonight  *
Yiwu - wu- wu -wu' -woooo!

* wait for it. That ol' gal on the right is one of the original back up singer/dancers and she does a split at the end.
 
2017-09-14 08:34:32 AM  
No. As long as they're cheap, fabricated by child labor and filled with lead (and other toxic chemicals), I'm a happy bunny
 
2017-09-14 08:48:03 AM  
Camden NJ?
 
2017-09-14 08:55:37 AM  
 
2017-09-14 08:56:14 AM  
Yiwuh?  Yeehah!
 
2017-09-14 09:09:33 AM  
Yiwu?

<reads article>

Yep, Yiwu.  This isnt exactly new news.
 
2017-09-14 09:34:18 AM  
Lee Valley Tools sells traditional Chinese scissors, and the listing says "Guaranteed to be made in China."
 
2017-09-14 10:46:39 AM  
Once we get rid of minimum wage,  we'll make the stuff here and send it to China for their consumption.
 
2017-09-14 10:59:44 AM  

MolsonCanadian: Lee Valley Tools sells traditional Chinese scissors, and the listing says "Guaranteed to be made in China."


Made from genuine dragon teeth?
 
2017-09-14 11:13:54 AM  
"It all comes from China"

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2017-09-14 11:20:28 AM  
And apparently some are made in Best Korea

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41236529
 
2017-09-14 11:33:09 AM  
FTFA: "Christmas starts in September there," says Raffaele Petralla, a photographer who visited Yiwu to see the city of trinkets up close.

Stores in the US are getting their Christmas stuff for this year lined up in September. The stuff being shown in Yiwu must be for Christmas of next year.
 
2017-09-14 11:53:06 AM  
Sweatshops, the answer is sweatshops.

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2017-09-14 12:24:32 PM  
FTA: The three ubiquitous words on inexpensive products all over the world.
Not true. China makes most expensive products as well.

How American Christmas Is Destroying Beijing
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2017-09-14 12:40:24 PM  

ArthurVandelay: Sweatshops, the answer is sweatshops.

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And your stamped machinery parts are made on presses where it is cheaper to put humans in harm's way than spend $20K on a proper die.

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2017-09-14 12:45:47 PM  

togaman2k: ArthurVandelay: Sweatshops, the answer is sweatshops.

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And your stamped machinery parts are made on presses where it is cheaper to put humans in harm's way than spend $20K on a proper die.

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Yep, such a sad place.

Wish I could participate in the economy without hurting so many others, but I(we) can't.  Not without invoking some sort of logical fallacy (at this stage of humanity anyway...)
 
2017-09-14 01:11:50 PM  

togaman2k: And your stamped machinery parts are made on presses where it is cheaper to put humans in harm's way than spend $20K on a proper die.

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I thought this was going to be the guys throwing water on themselves to get close enough to sun hot metal and beat on it 4-5 times, to be replaced by another watered down guy.

I was not expecting that.
 
2017-09-14 01:17:06 PM  
Vietnam?
 
2017-09-14 01:31:58 PM  
Secret reptilian moon factories?
 
2017-09-14 01:33:19 PM  
Found it.

Chinese Steel Mill Burn Safety
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2017-09-14 02:10:04 PM  
Not really. But if the tag said "Made in Monaco" or "Made in Lichtenstein" I would.
 
2017-09-14 02:31:24 PM  
I recall reading a story where people around the world were asked where they would have liked to been born.  The Chinese had the highest percentage who said they wished they had been born somewhere besides China.  When asked why they said the average Chinese has no human dignity.  Look at those pictures, and you can see it in their expressions.
 
2017-09-14 03:44:47 PM  

Lucky LaRue: I'm going to go out on a limb and guess they are made in China.


That was pretty stupid. Yeah they're made in China.

I remember like, 20 years ago, "Made in China" actually meant Taiwan (since they're the real China in their eyes), where as stuff made in mainland China was labelled "Made in P.R.C.".

I can't figure out what submitters point was.
 
2017-09-14 03:48:03 PM  

vudukungfu: I've heard of Yiwu.
I've known about it ever since KC and the Sunshine Band did Do You Feel All Right?
YiWooo Woo Woo Woo
and Get Down Tonight  *
Yiwu - wu- wu -wu' -woooo!

* wait for it. That ol' gal on the right is one of the original back up singer/dancers and she does a split at the end.


I saw an Al-Jazeera documentary about African business women (Al-Jazeera is really into this kinda topic). But what I really learned from it, was that all these shops, like the one from the article that only sells beach balls, are actually just front ends for the factories.

You come in, and look at their products, ask about the prices in various quantities, and sign a contract. They're not actually meant as a store in itself.
 
2017-09-14 03:50:29 PM  

Hack Patooey: Yiwu?

<reads article>

Yep, Yiwu.  This isnt exactly new news.


They're not produced there. That's just where international traders go to check out the merchandise, as opposed to have to travel all over the place.

I think its mostly for non-electronics though. Maybe they have a similar show-case mall in Shenzen, shrug.
 
2017-09-14 05:00:08 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: vudukungfu: I've heard of Yiwu.
I've known about it ever since KC and the Sunshine Band did Do You Feel All Right?
YiWooo Woo Woo Woo
and Get Down Tonight  *
Yiwu - wu- wu -wu' -woooo!

* wait for it. That ol' gal on the right is one of the original back up singer/dancers and she does a split at the end.

I saw an Al-Jazeera documentary about African business women (Al-Jazeera is really into this kinda topic). But what I really learned from it, was that all these shops, like the one from the article that only sells beach balls, are actually just front ends for the factories.

You come in, and look at their products, ask about the prices in various quantities, and sign a contract. They're not actually meant as a store in itself.


believe that is called a a showroom, old chap.
Like when you buy a new car.
they dont' make them there.
 
2017-09-14 05:18:54 PM  

vudukungfu: Ketchuponsteak: vudukungfu: I've heard of Yiwu.
I've known about it ever since KC and the Sunshine Band did Do You Feel All Right?
YiWooo Woo Woo Woo
and Get Down Tonight  *
Yiwu - wu- wu -wu' -woooo!

* wait for it. That ol' gal on the right is one of the original back up singer/dancers and she does a split at the end.

I saw an Al-Jazeera documentary about African business women (Al-Jazeera is really into this kinda topic). But what I really learned from it, was that all these shops, like the one from the article that only sells beach balls, are actually just front ends for the factories.

You come in, and look at their products, ask about the prices in various quantities, and sign a contract. They're not actually meant as a store in itself.

believe that is called a a showroom, old chap.
Like when you buy a new car.
they dont' make them there.


No its not. Because in showrooms you can actually purchase, a car.

Why do you call me "old chap"? That comes across as an insult.
 
2017-09-14 06:59:54 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Lucky LaRue: I'm going to go out on a limb and guess they are made in China.

That was pretty stupid. Yeah they're made in China.

I remember like, 20 years ago, "Made in China" actually meant Taiwan (since they're the real China in their eyes), where as stuff made in mainland China was labelled "Made in P.R.C.".

I can't figure out what submitters point was.


China has a very large land mass. TFA pinpoints the exact region within China where much of the activity takes place. I know, I know, this is Fark, so people never read the articles before criticizing the headline.
 
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