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Chinese products bring tangible benefits to U.S. consumers

(People's Daily Overseas Edition)

16:28, March 05, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China-made products have infiltrated and become an important part of life in the United States. Experts said that cheap but good Chinese products have brought tangible benefits to Americans by giving them more choices and reducing the country’s inflation rate.

Important part of American life

According to Chinese Customs statistics, in 2011, China shipped 324.5 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of goods to the United States, its second largest export market. These goods include mechanical and electrical products, high-tech products, automatic data processing facilities and components, clothing and accessories, shoes, furniture and parts, telephones, yarn and textiles, and plastic products.

The U.S. economic pattern determines its dependence on Chinese products. Economist Qiu Lin said in an article that since the 1980s, the United States has focused on developing high-tech section, and relocated traditional manufacturing, the production process in the high-tech industry, and even part of low-end service jobs to emerging countries on a large scale. Due to economic globalization, China and other developing countries have integrated into the international division of labor and production chain shaped by multinational corporations in developed countries.

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McKechnie at 2012-03-1165.95.206.*
This artical/essay is not well written. It fails to provide transparent and solid sources for its arguments. Instead it provides vague surveys and unnamed scholars to support its position. Hardly a scholarly article worthy of any publication.
McKechnie at 2012-03-1165.95.206.*
This article/essay is very poorly written. It makes reference to vague surveys and unnamed scholars to support its arguments. Hardly a scholarly piece of writing.
Fred at 2012-03-06110.175.8.*
Chinese products also contributed to growth and low inflation in Australia for many years.
HuaQiao at 2012-03-0575.72.239.*
I bought 250 folding chairs "made in China" with fabric cushion covers almost two years ago for $17 a chair. Now, nearly half of them have falling apart because they were made of less quality (softer) steel. The seat part easy to bend, the seat and back support joint got loose, etc. When I bought them, I thought folding chairs are the same. If I have known that made in China is of such poor quality, I should have bought Made In The U.S.A instead, and they only cost some $2 more per chair. That little saving from poor quality made country, I felt sorry for the decision I have made.

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