A survey of 2,012 Chinese consumers has found that 84.1% of them believe the country’s manufacturing sector will have a brighter prospect, China Youth Daily reported on Dec. 5. Chinese products strike a balance between quality and affordability, said a university student in Beijing. Products including agricultural products, textiles, and ceramics also have good reputation overseas.
More than 80% of the surveyed laud the quality of domestically-made products. A university student said she has replaced her foreign smartphone with a homemade one. “Their software, screens, cameras, and other functions are just as good as foreign brands, and they aren’t as expensive,” the student explained about Chinese-made smartphones. The survey found that clothing, followed by daily commodities, shoes and hats, bags and suitcases, and other products are most important.
Ten years ago, the total value of the manufacturing industry accounted for 60% of that of the US. Now the percentage has reached 180%, according to People’s Daily.