Theres the whole range of Japanese scooters, theyre are usually best value for price/longevity. I'd go Yamaha or Honda personally. The other non-china Asian makes are often pretty good but slightly lower quality. Kymco is very available and good quality. the euro makes are great but usually more $$$. Piaggio is the more pedestrian vs vespas. Aprilia is their generally sportier brand but all same company now. I think they actually do make a lot in china, but it's important to remember made-in-china doesn't mean bad. made cheaply means bad. usually made cheaply is made in china because china is cheap, but thyere every bit as capable as anywhere else to make good stuff, and that's the case with the bigger names like piaggio that do have production in china.
The word of caution though some good brands rebrand with Chinese engines. like moped names, sachs, tomos had some gy6 china engine'd scooters.