I would never pay the same for a bike produced in China and one produced in England.
Let's remember Taiwan produces many of the high quality frames coming from the East.
What you have in Asia is the world centre of excellence for Tig welding, Hydro-forming, CF work/whatever. If you can't get it made economically at whatever quality level you need in Taiwan, it simply cannot be made.
I love hand made frames such as some here have had made, and there is always going to be a market for such for those who appreciate them.
Let us not pretend that relatively large production runs of lightweight steel bikes from a large maker are not up to snuff though. Regardless of where they are produced.
This is what happened to the American car industry.
"Heck Bill, no one will want to buy those Jap cars, they are small and made of tinfoil. Everyone wants a quality American auto mobile."
Head in sand moments like that ended the British car industry and bicycle industry.
What we excel in is design and customisation. Where the manufacturing occurs is totally dependent on economics.
God help us as we descend into the state where it is economical to start producing steel here again, and our workers are desperate enough to go back to the conditions and pay levels that the Taiwanese currently accept to produce our products.
The doctor diagnosed me with hereditary diarrhoea. I can't understand, I wear a kilt.