China steel frames?

Curious about these:

Sceptical about the weight, because it looks like standard cromo. Some of the welds might be a bit rough. I’m also guessing the finish is some sort of plating or clear-coat? I’m considering as an upgrade to my wife’s crappy old Giant road frame.

Probably made at Maxway, along with All-City, Surly, etc.

In saying that, you could probably get a nice steel frame that isn’t a unknown Chinese frame for $450.

Only thing is my wife needs something around 46cm seat tube and 51cm effective top tube. So second hand market is just sit back and hope, and for new manufacturers there isn’t all that much that is either cheap or not a Surly.