Courtesy is a given, Respect must be earned
Recently, the MSM seems to be suggesting that a retro, gold-backed CYN of Zhōng Guó (China) will be challenging the USD as the world’s premier reserve currency. Admittedly, I do not know money, but I do know that regardless of what China uses to back the yuan, gold or promises, the true worth of the yuan is the value of the products that China produces and sells to the world—and unfortunately, here and abroad, I have only seen Chinese workmanship that is so shoddy that it appears to be designed to break so as to drive up replacement sales.
Courtesy is a given, Respect must be earned.
See also: https://itsallmadeinchina.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/the-toaster/
Caption: Montage—American Dollars vs Products Supporting Chinese Yuan
by Annmarie Throckmorton, 2017.
Iconography: Are nippers that nip poorly, bad toasters, cheap cloth,
and chipped enamelware worth $100?