also, in many cases china makes a higher quality product than america.
there are several different types of factories in china. government owned are usually the worse. foreign owned factories are among the best in the world.
in terms of overseas manufacturing, the progression from 3rd world to 1st world.
japan -> korea -> taiwan -> china -> brazil & india.
funny how japanese goods are now regarded as the best in the world when once they were treated with the same...