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What are the similarities between the product of America and China?

Majority of American products are made in China. but there’s a difference between designed in America (i.e Apple) and designed in China (Huawei).

As far as I can tell, the quality difference between top Chinese brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo and American brands that are made in China like Apple, Microsoft, Dell, HP etc is minimal. What separates them is that American designed products tend to be more innovative and Chinese products more derivative. Often you pay a markup (in the case of Apple a big markup) for that American designed product.

There is a big quality difference between “no-name” Chinese brands that you find in Wal-mart or Amazon versus American brands. But that’s hardly a fair comparison, you are paying a fraction of the price for those Chinese brands.

Lastly, there are American brands that are actually designed and made in America. These tend to sell at a very high markup – Gibson guitars, made in America Fender guitars, Shinola watches, Klipsch speakers, etc they do seem to be better quality than any Chinese made product but usually the high premium you pay for “made in USA” is not worth the marginally better quality you get. Usually people pay this premium because they want to support the American economy, that’s why.