My guess is technology is not what holding China/Chinese back, it's as +Eliza 晓燕
has indicated, innovation that the Chinese people lack of. Perhaps it is because all these years, Chinese are and have been living in a close and tightly controlled environment. It's not Chinese people are not innovative enough, they are not allow to be innovative. http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-communist-party-magazine-blasts-university-professors-spreading-western-1794018
Regarding product integrity, I remember not too long ago, in the 70's, American auto industry was laughing at the Japanese's. I can help but wonder who is doing the laughing nowadays?
China may thinks and acts like a major player, she still has some learning to do and has to earn her respect and trustworthy.