I think that the tendency some people have to just dismiss ALL of the instruments from any country as "junk" based solely on the country of origin is very unwise.
Excellent luthiers can live in any country and still get wood and the other materials from pretty much anywhere in the world that they see fit to build instruments from.
Any country can also easily have a factory producing very poorly made instruments out of poor quality materials.
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman