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On the outsourcing, I mean that there are a number of manufacturing processes currently done in better educated areas which do not require access to the educated workforce and could, were it not for infrastructure issues, be transferred to the interior. The up side of this is that it would reduce migrancy (because of access to continuous work) and thus allow mandatory universal education to stick like it's supposed to.
The QQ is made at a vastly lower quality at lower labor costs. Even though every major part from a Spark/Matiz is compatible with a QQ, the quality of the parts used on the QQ give it a significantly lower crash-test rating. Also, IIRC, a lot of standard features from the Spark/Matiz are optional features of the QQ or unavailable altogether. Really, I'm very happy they copied the design because it's such a good copy in its basic features (they look like, their parts are almost completely interchangeable, etc.) that it allows a very direct comparison to see where cost advantages come from. I actually love it when a company copies another design and then strips it to make it work in their market, it gives a very immediate appraisal of the gaps between developing and developed market products in that sector.
As to Ronwe/Rover (funny thing, "Ronwe" sounds like "wrong way" and will be the source of endless humor for expats) I've never been sure whether purchasing manufacturing capacity outright is useful to developing car companies. It hasn't seemed to ever do much good for the buyers either because they meet the quality already (BMW --> Rolls Royce) or because there is no incentive to internalize the methodology of the company (Volkswagen --> Bentley). Anyhow, I hear too much about Chinese corporate culture that suggests that any leaps in quality in many industries is a long way off; usually Chinese automakers look like GM with access to lower labor costs.
We have no disagreements on technical training, really, but I would just have you know that later on, technical training looks a lot less attractive for a variety of reasons and starts to become a mark of lower social standing. In China, I wonder (now quite openly) whether having a technical certification as opposed to a degree hurts your chance of CPC membership.