Adding to your comments, I would not put all Asian countries in the same bag.
Japan quality control methods and statistical analysis has been superior for making instruments, from electronics to automobiles. They developed most of their own technology as other countries but technologically newer countries like China have been provided with the technology but not all the appropiate elements to control it or use it correctly (China is probably the biggest counterfit place in the entire world).
Unfortunately, most corporate America and consumers don't care much about this; all they want is cheap things to sell and buy by the truckloads.
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