If you guys want to understand why AMK is doing what it is to shift blame around for its shortcomings and stuff, you must first remember that AMK is a Chinese company.
And here’s the thing: one of the most important things to a Chinese person is the notion of “face”. You see, Chinese people are thin-skinned so if you cause them to lose face, the first reaction is to be defensive and try to cover up or deny that mistakes were made in an attempt to save face.
From a personal perspective, this could mean getting a person’s pride and ego hurt, and having to deal with shame. But for a company, this could mean the loss of business.
In AMK’s Tomcat, we have the ultimate example of how much face could be lost. Years ago and probably buoyed by the tremendous reception of the MiG-31 kit, the company promised that their rendition of the Tomcat would be the greatest of all time. They set the bar so high and tooted their horns so loudly that if they fail to deliver the greatest Tomcat kit of all time, it will be a mistake they never recover from.
Now that it’s pretty clear that their kit will not be the greatest ever, the company has started to shift the blame to their competitors and shut down their critics.