All I was saying with my sarcastic comment was that the comparison of Chinese made vs. American made in this thread was pointless because to my knowledge there is no such thing as an American made SKS.
A lot of people put huge amounts of value in where something is made. In my own experience, I've found that:
A) a lot of this thought is motivated by patriotism or nationalism and has no basis in fact.
B) You can't necessarily say that all firearms produced in one country or another came from the same factory or the same batch.
As I said, I have first hand experience with a Chinese SKS that highly impressed me. That's not to say that this is representative of all SKSs coming out of the People's Republic, but it means that it's not all crap. Likewise, I know someone who has a Chinese knock-off M1A that has very impressive fit and finish and respectable accuracy. I'm not Chinese and I don't have any stake in promoting their products. I'll bet there are some absolute lemons out there. This can be applied to any nation or product. It's more important that you handle and inspect a firearm and know what you're looking for than it is to simply know that it came from one side a line on a map.
Knowing is half the battle...
Of course, the other half is violence.