Chinese manufacturers are aiming to improve their image
By David Dritsas
Just a few months ago, a major figure in consumer electronics (who shall remain anonymous) privately asked, "What's the point of going to the electronics fair in Hong Kong?" It's a valid question, as Hong Kong and main land China have not been renowned for innovation in technology. Rather, it's electronics manufacturing base is known better for mass-produced commodity product, industrial designs and components, but not primarily finished product. Unfortunately at times, it is also known for unlicensed product. But the question fails to acknowledge what has been surfacing in China, a growing importance to the world technology market and, in turn, making the 2002 Hong Kong Electronics Fair more relevant.