Uhm WOW, I guess thats why the Chinese are developing the newest, most innovative products, the cutting edge technologies no one else is trying, the hottest most origional styling, the most unique vehicle packaging and construction... oh, wait a second, they just copy everyone else. (kind of like that car they produce that has the front of a BMW 5series, and the back of a S-Class Mercedes, the Ford 500 has more origionality than anything I've seen out of China, and that is saying a lot) Dude, either you've never been to China, or you've been there too much, I can't tell yet.
Just because they built a huge state run design center this year doesn't mean, well anything really. Without individualism there can be no progress in design. Without the willingnes to take a risk and be diffrent there is only status quo. When China stops being the world's industrial park, they will begin to succede in pushing beyond what is allready in the market. I think it will hapen, it just takes time. Several generations have been drilled to conform and do as their told, it takes awhile to shake that kind of thinking. Give a few decades.
I'm not sure if you can generalize and say tha Chinese have better taste than yourself, but lets hope they have a better sense of tact.
well, looks like you've either been watching too many local news short reports on china or old documentaries. i can't tell either.
i know everything is meaningless to americans because they don't like meaning to begin with. so you want to tell me that american cars specially suvs have some sort of a meaning? or american design centers just because there's this "individuality" or "risk" factor.
china has opened its doors to world business and investors just like all the other countries who have based a big part of their economy on foreign investment except i don't think they will tolerate those who invest run their country.
i think this is more important than individuality and risk because it provides a solid back up for those individuals with greater shift in ideas than just pertaining to a simple innovative product. this way the investment is not wasted on ordinary process of building capital but to enhance a multi task system that is unique when it comes to deffrentiating between foreign investment and internal management systems.
the advantage for china is that it has a flexible work force, integrated management and supervision, and most importantly a cost effective programable load system that does not interfere with the other entities.
US and europe lack such system and wont be able to build and run some system like it because the internal dynamics of their systems goes back to industrial revolution while the chinese have completely ditched that part of history and have assumed and adopted an apogee respose strategy where ideas remain hidden-level until proven effective. it's part of chinese culture, i think it has something to do with old chinese astronomy and math foundations. that's why i guess from an american stand point chinese people seem to be in rigor mortis. it's not true.
so you're right - they have a better sense of tact than i do. they also have a better sense of humor.