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6 minutes ago, overherebc said:

A few years ago Weber carburettor company, Spanish, cut back on manufacturing and sold a lot of machinery to a US company. The US company shipped the machines to China and they started producing the carbs.

The machinery was never really looked after and the material quality and finish of the carbs started falling.

Been many reports on social media from people who bought them for restoring older cars and ended up throwing them in the bin or spending money to get them reconditioned just to get their cars working.

Just one story.

Titanic built in Ireland and captained by a Brit.  -  Just one story. 

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9 minutes ago, overherebc said:

A few years ago Weber carburettor company, Spanish, cut back on manufacturing and sold a lot of machinery to a US company. The US company shipped the machines to China and they started producing the carbs.

The machinery was never really looked after and the material quality and finish of the carbs started falling.

Been many reports on social media from people who bought them for restoring older cars and ended up throwing them in the bin or spending money to get them reconditioned just to get their cars working.

Just one story.

But that's still about exports. 

"Geely, is the biggest privately-owned automobile manufacturer and seventh biggest manufacturer overall in China. Their flagship brand Geely Auto became the top Chinese car brand in 2017."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_industry_in_China

What sane Chinese company is going to mess with them?

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1 hour ago, gwynt said:

The MG brand is already produced in China so why not.

 

MG...Lotus...British Leyland rust bucket against a sporting marque

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10 minutes ago, baansgr said:

MG...Lotus...British Leyland rust bucket against a sporting marque

If you want a real rust bucket go for a Lancia Beta.

Nickname, the flying badge, as after a few years that was about all that was left of the body panels. 😆😆

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3 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Titanic built in Ireland and captained by a Brit.  -  Just one story. 

Belfast, United Kingdom

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What next ,  Control our Nuclear Power Plants , then our Bangers and Mash. 

            UK ,  once great , so i am told ..

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13 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

supervise purchasing and production and hire the right people

you have obviously never lived in China.  You would have a better chance of achieving this in Thailand.

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12 hours ago, bristolboy said:

But that's still about exports. 

"Geely, is the biggest privately-owned automobile manufacturer and seventh biggest manufacturer overall in China. Their flagship brand Geely Auto became the top Chinese car brand in 2017."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_industry_in_China

What sane Chinese company is going to mess with them?

I have asked my friends in China if they would buy a Geely again and they just laugh at me

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13 hours ago, Retiredandhappyhere said:

Was that a fairly recent event? 

My point was that anecdotal evidence from one person is not relevant to a discussion of industrial merits of a country.  Growing up I was subjected to all sorts of negative information about Japanese cars and motorcycles perhaps a bit was true but the majority was Asian prejudice and nothing to do with reality.  Now we are seeing the same thing with China.  Given the right training the Asians can do what any other race can do.   

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Funny how ideas and prejudices change, as a boy made in Japan implied poor quality, a few years later made in Germany implied quality.

We now look at globalisation with Honda made in America and Thailand and other countries, Mercedes in South Africa and check out the variety of scources  for Ford and their parts. 

To condemn China and their manufacturing is very shortsighted, they can and do produce high quality work, hello all you Apple owners.

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On 1/17/2019 at 6:07 PM, marcusarelus said:

Titanic built in Ireland and captained by a Brit.  -  Just one story. 

Lot more to it than your simple statement.

One of the contibuting factors for the speed it was travelling at stemmed from the fact that spontaneous combustion had ignited the coal in one of bunkers. Those bunkers were 3 story building high.

The only thing they could do was to shovel as fast as possible into the boilers, it's almost impossible to douse that kind of fire.

Because of the huge tonnage involved all the extra steam produced was used for increased speed. The adjacent bunkers had also to brought down in level as well.

The end result of using all that fuel so quickly meant that speed had to be increased so the distance coveredwould ensure that the remaining coal would be sufficient to get the ship to the USA

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