It is very difficult to read when internate espionage is atributed to only China. That is not fair by any standard. All countries do that and US may be defacto leader in internate espionage (but they mainly employ it for geo-political gain and control). There should be more trust and develop comity of nations.
@Brian: While the Chinese may not find anything against copying a design from abroad and manufacturing it on their own, what about the scenario that's other way round. What if companies abroad start copying designs that were originally produced in China? Would that have any effect in improving IP laws within the country?
@hash.era: Most of the people would agree that IP theft is not okay. But the problem is how to convince the Chinese about it. Their mindset and culture does not impose any restrictions on this and neither are the laws strong enough to discourage it.
I dont think IP Theft is OK at any point plus it should not be encouraged too. IP thefts might be seen as a smaller set of entity which might not cause that much of a trouble but it can lead to other issues indirectly and will not be able to figure out from where it occured. The root cause will not be clear in such a scenario.
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