One day mainland Chinese scooters will be worth it but not the ones I've seen so far, parked, or broken down. That does sour new riders on the whole experience. I'd never buy a bike that I had to replace fuel lines and adjust everything right way. And the way they rust and fade and generally look like shit within seconds of signing the paper work is amazing. Its a shit attitude they have I think. They can make great stuff, if they want to or have a contract to do so, but not yet. They also need better marketing and such: I often see a rusty scooter called the "Tank" - (at least it seems to run). And some made up giant sticker on it that says XB125QRH3000xtiMkIV or I could easily imagine seeing "Sex-Boss" or something. I don't know who is confusing Taiwan with mainland China - but most high quality bike frames are made in Taiwan. Maybe they are branching out to the mainland now, but they will keep the quality up. I think Sym, from Taiwan (former Honda license builder) may also now build on the mainland too.