Monday, June 04, 2007

Cheap TIME

On page 22 of the June 11, 2007 issue of the TIME magazine, there's the 'Numbers' column as usual. Read on, a subtitle: PRODUCT SAFETY in red, where you first see a bold black number of 20% for the estimated percentage of Chinese-made toys that are blow standards, and then the $5.79 billion, value of Chinese toys sold to the U.S. in 2005.

What makes TIME cheap is that this is two irrelevant information putting together to make you think of something that does not exist. Anyone familiar with the Chinese toy expert, and any Chinese goods export to the US know the fact that product for export were build on different line, with different materials, following different standards. That's the reason rich Chinese are buying from the US, from luxuries to cheap daily consumer products, because you can buy them in China even with money. Comparing the quality of products in China, and those imported from China are like suggesting Saddam has something to do with the World Trade Center: easy to get applause, cheap politics indeed.

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