Great insights that pretty much nails what I was trying to say. As far as finding out where a pcb came from, it would be easy because as you said most of it is coming from china and sloppy solder is sloppy solder. Also, most pcbs will say on them somewhere the country of origin, lol.
Yes, avoiding for going boom is a good thing. And it doesn't hurt that avoiding them also doesn't support 'not friendly to the Western world'.
Long live the chinese overlords...we pay you homage with our purchases...oh, bring your mighty way of doing things to the world and lift us out of darkness and into the light where ignorance is bliss until you cross a line and are eliminated overnight.
[sing in style of Billy Joel]
We didn't start the covid, it was always burning since the world was turning...