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t.alex
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Re: double edge sword
t.alex   5/8/2014 9:57:59 AM
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China takes  a lot of blame on copying, but in fact other countries copy too. Just in subtler ways.

FLYINGSCOT
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double edge sword
FLYINGSCOT   5/7/2014 9:15:35 AM
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I am afraid it is a risk we all take as we go after the massive Chinese market and low cost labor pool.  Things are improving slowly but always remember China's govt looks after number one first so if you are willing to play by their rules (or lack thereof) then quantify the risks, put mitigation measures in place and if it all stacks up then go for it.  Most companies work very hard to limit the technology that is divulges to Chinese divisions and this is always prudent.  However I do believe China is not alone in this issue and we should work to fix it rather than run away from it.  

SP
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SP   5/6/2014 1:14:38 PM
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Yes in China, copying is just normal. They copy anything and everything that makes business sense. And the Government kind of support it. There is no democracy so what the Government says is the last word. The bribing and other old fashioned techniques are still pretty strong. So if you give your design to any Chinese company for manufacturing, there is always a good chance that the same would come in the market with the name of one of the Chinese company and no one can do anything about it. SO better dont outsource to China. Its more to do with ethics.



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