Nope, it is called experience. If my experience tells me not to trust the people selling in a market because I have personal experience that most of them are dishonest and that dishonesty cost me large sums of money it is no different than your own experience where you have seen them to be honest in other markets. Simply put, according to your tenuous definition, you are stereotyping them as honest because of your experience as much as I am stereotyping them as dishonest for the same reason, personal experience.
The fundamental difference is that I have direct experience in the matter under discussion, viz., textiles and furniture while you have failed to show that you do.
The Europeans (Swiss, Germans, and British) and the Americans essentially developed the modern textile industry we know today. The techniques used to manufacture, bleach, dye and finish textiles are well established processes in the West going back a century. In these markets there is a history of competence in the applications of the aforementioned techniques so that in the States and Europe the local textile processes have about 2-3% waste. In China, which had no previous history using these technologies and has only recently established itself in the world market, the waste is substantially higher and like true students of Adam Smith and capitalism they try to pass on their manufacturing mistakes to increase profit . I have inspected fabrics that come from China where only one shipping container out of five gets accepted as "up to spec" for shade or fastness. I have also had to sue the Chinese exporter for the four off-spec container loads that cost me tens of thousands of dollars and nearly five years of litigation in US and Chinese courts.
That's just buying fabrics, I watched Chinese upholstery fabric, certified as flame retardant by NFPA 701 burn like gasoline at one of my own customers' analytical labs. He bought nearly 50,000 linear yards of it that he had to refinish the goods (with my own flame retardant) at a cost that nearly bankrupt him. He never got his money back.
I used to buy biphenyl from a Chinese chemical company in 20,000lb supersacks and rebag the chemical. There was not a single instance that the seller did not adulterate the sack with rocks, dirt or get this, several bicycle frames. I half expected to open a super sack one day and have a Chinese guy pop out of the opening.
I find it curious that you pontificate about stereotyping yet are ignorant about how the quality of Chinese export products and the unique culture depends on the particular market. You think market are markets and that they all act alike. There are Chinese markets, especially electronic parts, and drug precursor chemicals that are under tight regulation and quality is high, and importers are not usually sold off-spec materials, but textiles and many commodity chemicals have little internal rigor for making products on spec and the buyer ought to beware of it.
So I'll tell you what, if you think that the guy who asked this question won't get burned buying textiles and furniture from China because you had no problems with the computer chips you likely purchased from a completely different company in a completely different market why don't you put your money where you mouth is and float the guy his international line of credit to buy his first several container loads?
You are asking this fellow to trust your opinion in an area with which you have no experience. I am giving him the benefit of my pertainent experience.
Robert, I can accept your ownership of this site and your desire not to make it a racist hang out but you are completely incompetent to answer the orginal question asked, and I fear your attitude, if acted upon by the guy who asked the question will only get him financially hurt.