Some very good points, but the fakers have gotten much more devious now. I remember reading an article on how a company bought a pair of new xeons sold via Amazon many years ago and ended up with fakes--twice! They finally had to order from someone else to get legit products. The lack of enforced regulations has created a huge market for fakes, much larger than the street corner thugs that used to peddle these wares, and their scams and products are getting more and more sophisticated to fool consumers.
And it's really bad. A individual I know is in charge of the batteries for the iphone. He visits china regularly (before all this mess) to work with the factories, quality control, etc. The batteries have a type of 'fingerprint' so that fakes can be easily spotted. He put out a $1M bounty for some batteries shortly after they went into production. And someone came to him with a load of batteries--and they were actually his! All his inventories were supposedly accounted for, and yet someone was selling him back his own batteries for $1M! This is the way of business in the 3rd world, and they like it that way there, patting themselves on the back for their 'craftiness' and 'shrew business skills'. This is clearly illegal in the first world, but they don't care. And we in the first world should care and bring all our manufacturing back. All we're doing by sending them this manufacturing is enabling more corruption and IP theft.
The outsourcing of manufacturing and other jobs was never really a long term fix anyways because once the affluence and living conditions improve in those areas, they will be on the same level of first world economically and the 'price advantage' is gone. Then what? Search for some tribe on an island that hasn't seen civilization and build a factory there? It's an endless game that isn't sustainable, like many other follies we as humans do. A truly fair and sustainable ecosystem would be to manufacture and price as needed and let the market decide--then innovation will lead again versus who can steal and ripoff the best.