During the 50's, Japan rebuilt it's manufacturing industry by dumping its products on the US market. Most of it was junk, but with time the quality became world class. Next came Taiwan in the 60's and 70's. Then came Korea. Now its China. Each progressing in capability and quality. Each using lower prices to gain market and experience. So, my question. Is there a high quality Chinese lathe? Or a mill? It might not be cheap, but is it good? What are they using in in their own high tech manufacturing plants? Is it all imports? Who is next? Is it India? Vietnam? South Africa? .......I hope the thread sticks with discussion on just machine tools.