I would only buy something made in China if there was no equivalent products made either in the US or in an allied country. In China, there are serious issues with respecting human rights, intellectual property rights (e.g. theft), environmental protection. They are an adversary and the risk of a major war with them exceeds that of other countries. Their economic progress and their military strength is enabled by our short sighted focus on paying the least amount of $$ for anything, no matter what. For me, this product is a luxury and not a necessity (e.g. I can live without it) and there are plenty of non-Chinese products available (new & used).