There are a few well known tripod manufacturers other than Gitzo and RRS that are not Chinese companies (PRC).
Feisol is made in Taiwan, not the PRC. Unlike the PRC, Taiwan is a member in good standing at the World Trade Organization. The PRC, on the other hand, has a substantial pile of intellectual property rights complaints filed against it at the WTO.
I believe SLIK is a Japanese company, so is Velbon.