Through purchases of Chinese-made military equipment by state-owned manufacturers, North American consumers may be providing feedback to the communist nation on how to better their technology.
Argus Night Vision is reportedly a Chinese night vision housing and image intensifier tube manufacturer based in Tianjin, China, that sells products in the United States and Canada.
The company has received preferential treatment from the Chinese government, including preferential tax policies, special government financial incentives, staff settlement bonuses, and policy benefits such as office space or wage support.
Vermilion China also reported that through the sales of night vision goggles to Western markets, the Chinese manufacturers benefit from feedback to improve the quality of their equipment.
According to their confidential sources, the outlet said that Argus has contacted Americans who are affiliated with the military and offered to have them travel to China for training on night vision equipment and to provide product feedback.
While the outlet could not corroborate such information with Argus, it was however able to confirm that Canadian companies that sell Argus products are indeed facilitating the product development through feedback.
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