9 things you didn't know that were actually made in China
Thanks to the mighty hands of capitalism for ushering the age of Globalization to borders of countries being blurred for the sake of economic mobility, but most especially the products that are actually manufactured in the People's Republic of China. Here are some of the products you didn't know were made in the land of the rising factories:
- •ZuneIf you had no clue, then you're in for 8 more surprises!
- •Comic booksYes, the story and artwork are done by respective artists outside of China. But, did you know that the texts inside of the speech bubbles are crafted in a small town by the outskirts of Beijing?
- •1967 Ford MustangSince 2003, one of America's most beloved automobiles has been manufactured by the Chinese. From the rusted fender, down to the half-dilapidated tail pipe.
- •NapsterNapster co-founder, Mark Parker's name in Chinese is "西恩帕克." Coincidence? I think not.
- •Chinese BuffetsMost would find this item to be particularly obvious with "Chinese" already being on its name, but what most don't know is that the entire buffet itself, from table to food, all comes directly from China. This is traditional, as pre-dates the rise of the Aztec empire.
- •Screen Actors GuildThe Screen Actors Guild, commonly referred to as "SAG," is a labour union. And, what's more communist than a labour union? Check-and-mate.
- •LoveLove was actually invented at the very beginning of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) as a way to subvert anti-Qing propaganda. Obviously, it was crushed by the Communists, because it is forbidden between comrades.
- •The flying brooms used in the Harry Potter moviesWarner Brothers had trouble finding animators to properly CG the actors on flying brooms, so they took the cheaper alternatives and purchased actual mystical flying brooms from a Shanghai wholesaler that specializes in enchanted cleaning equipments. Thanks to the magic of cinema, the final product looked like Harry and his buddies were digitally riding on archaic floor sweepers.