"Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood."
"Consider that there are many Asian people in the US and very active in our industry that you also slandered with your broad comments and language illustrations. I for one would love to speak Chinese or any other language other than my native one, as well as any of the examples you gave. I do think that distributors should let suppliers handle production and agree that taking on production at a distance is risky. But you could have made that case a dozen other ways without the weakest argument - language."
I understand what you are saying in the process of doing business, but my point is that these discussions have to do with the factories soliciting business in online forums. It seems that if these companies take the step to sell us, they should understand the way our industry works. Many don't. They just troll for business that in most cases is unrealistic for them to handle.
"Business people in general and certainly people that sell in this industry want to be the center of the world! Everything is supposed to revolve around them. I complain all the time about competitors putting stuff in their ads that really isn't true like inflated sales numbers or mixing printing sales in with promotional. But the litmus test is always this - would I do the same thing if I had their job to do? If I was in charge of getting more business for my factory (in China, Mexico, Denver, NY or any other local) would I use all the available sources to put my message out? The answer is yes - I would."
"People seeing my ads or solicitations can decide to act on it or ignore it. Would I have a better chance of getting business if I had a better understanding of the industry I am communicating with? Sure, but until I do I still want to try!"