It has not been long before China was seen as a nation specializing in low cost replicas with absolutely no focus on quality and value. China however had no intention of remaining just a low-cost source of third class imitated products. With steps taken by their Government like revolutionizing their educational system and giving benefits to the companies that bring technology to the country, China has successfully managed to break the notion.
According to PRC General Administration of Customs, the top exports of china in the year 2007 were electrical machinery & equipment and power generation equipment respectively. That's a significant shift from agriculture sector to industrial. China is now world's largest exporter of technology goods. Even the country like Japan is among the top 5 countries, Importing from China.)