Pez... Normaly I do highly regard your input on the forum, but regarding this I do think you are wrong.
I have owned a set of Fulcrum Racing Speed which I sold the 3rd time a spoke failed. That was simply too poor.
On the other hand I have build +40 wheelsets on chinese rims on either Chosen or Novatech hubs and I have gotten none back for repair of any kind. I have only received positive feedback on how the wheels perform and every single one I have build a wheelset for have been more than happy with their wheelset.
Someone in the wheelbuilding thread seems to have another feeling towards this:
"Chinese rims?......I've built a couple of dozen pairs in the last few months that come from various sources and different manufacturers over there.
The only thing they all had in common was they were all rubbish quality.
Heavier than advertised, very poor quality control, huge variation in nipple bed thickness that leads to nipples not seating correctly.
Not round, not straight, but always bad.
Some are so bad you even need to use longer nipples to get the spoke key on them!
Do what you want, but take a tip from me and stay away from them unless they are incredibly cheap."
Eigner, where did you buy your rims from?