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Is China The Land Of Copycats ?

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I have heard countless times that China is imitating western technologies and innovation. Well, China's boycat copmanies are mimcing western products in many fields . Some experts also say that china is no longer a copycat and that it is heading to stnatch a piece of the cake and become the center of inventions and innovations as it was thousands of years ago. 

I see China is better off today , it's true that there is a lot of imitations but all technologies and imitated and i don't see any problem with that. You build yourself a beautiful house and I like it so i build myself one . There is nothing wrong with learning and creating the means of independence. China now has the power and the ability to block any western websites that does not like with its policy because it has alternatives. Unlike other countries that are called ( developed countires). China has Baidu instead of google, Chinese people don't need facebook because they enjoy weibo. In China , youtube is blocked but youku is avaliable . Wechat however is much more enjoyable than wattsapp. 
THAT IS THE TRUE MEANING OF INDEPENDNCE ....

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Reply Report Liononthehunt 2017-6-27 22:18
Damn right.
Reply Report Jaaja 2017-7-1 16:28
China needed to copy technologies and ideas from west, because until late 70s China was a total disaster as a nation. It opened again fast, and copying was faster way to rebuild the country than inventing all from scratch. Of course copying by itself is no crime. The problem is that there are international regulations governing certain kinds of copying. Copying copyrighted products is basically stealing someone else's income. You can call yourself Robin Hood, but still you cannot copy everything. Imagine if some such rogue developed perfect copy of Chinese 100 RMB bill and flooded the market with it?

China has become and is becoming more connected to the world, but much of rest of the world has already been interconnected that way for long before China started doing it. That rest of the world has been accustomed that also ideas can travel freely on whatever platforms (telegraphs and newspapers before, digital and social media today). Then comes China with completely different idea of interconnectivity. And all that just to protect the party.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-7-1 17:29
Jaaja: China needed to copy technologies and ideas from west, because until late 70s China was a total disaster as a nation. It opened again fast, and copyin ...
That's right .
Reply Report parcher 2017-7-1 18:23
Wechat needs to improve the translation tool. QQ has a far better translation tool
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-7-1 18:58
parcher: Wechat needs to improve the translation tool. QQ has a far better translation tool
Oh dear , your probably right . However, I have no idea about the translation function since I never use it ......
Reply Report seneca 2017-7-1 21:36
All newly industrialised economies start first by replicating the things others produce. This is a logical step triggered by economics. It is legitimate to reproduce for the DOMESTIC market what the domestic market wants but cannot mass-produce for the time being. For example China did not have the knowhow to make off-road vehicles until Jeep established a factory in Beijing before 1949. Beijing Jeep produced virtually the same type of off-road cars for the Chinese military for four decades. Today China is the world's biggest market for and maker of S.U.V.s.

That is for the domestic market, but it is different when a country wants to penetrate third markets or perhaps even the home market of the original designer's make. China has the bad reputation we know it has because it has been dumping imitation goods on the world market long before it started selling imitations to domestic buyers. It has always been interested in money first. It then neglected the Chiense people both as consumers as well as creators of consumer articles.

China is not the only copyright thief; the same is true of Vietnam, Thailand and others. But China is the biggest of these thieves. It has no good excuse for this unethical behaviour: China has the world's largest home market, hence it should have been capable of satisfying its own needs without resorting to such crooked means. It is not easy to learn ethics when one has grown up in a society that steals others' ideas.
Reply Report Jaaja 2017-7-1 22:24
And let's not forget that PRC was founded on political ideas that were originally exported from Soviet Union. If such restrictions as are being applied now, were applied then, PRC would not even exist.
Reply Report Jaaja 2017-7-1 22:29
Therefore I think that limiting free exchange, discussion, and criticism of political ideas and views (which is ultimately why those foreign platforms are blocked) is not good for overall development of humanity. In it's path to communist or whatever dreams, China might avoid many holes into which foreign democracies have stumbled, if pros and cons of each political system were allowed to be discussed more freely.
Reply Report Jaaja 2017-7-1 22:42
On the comparison of WeChat and WhatsApp - they contain different features, true. But notably, WeChat (or Tencent as whole) allows posting and sharing messages for wider audience. It is not possible to use WhatsApp in same ways, which is also why it is not blocked in China.

Foreign companies struggle with this - to get entry to China, they need to cut features what most foreign consumers want.

Facebook and the like do not really need payment or other features that WeChat may have, because their value in foreign countries is based on completely different content.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-7-2 08:48
seneca: All newly industrialised economies start first by replicating the things others produce. This is a logical step triggered by economics. It is legitima ...
I agree with what you said , but there is no shame in following the footsteps of the Great in order to make yourself one of them or at least independent.....
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-7-2 08:51
Jaaja: On the comparison of WeChat and WhatsApp - they contain different features, true. But notably, WeChat (or Tencent as whole) allows posting and sharing ...
Yes they have to cut feature in order to be qualified to meet the requirements of the policy of any country.....
Reply Report seneca 2017-7-2 09:23
arabchinalover: I agree with what you said , but there is no shame in following the footsteps of the Great in order to make yourself one of them or at least independe ...
No shame in copying and dumping copies on the world market?

It is worse than shameful. It is immoral. It is theft. As I said, if they only had copied things for their own market - as they did during the three decades during which China was isolated - it would not be harmful. It could have spawned a viable domestic industry that could compete on honest grounds with international competitors. But that is not the case. China did not industrialise at that time. It waited until the international community could be invited to invest in China. The first Western companies to set up plants in China were told to export everything they made. 100%. No sales in China. These guys were often ripped off by their joint-venture partners who stealthily obtained blueprints and knowhow and transferred those to local plants run by Chinese only.

Only a few key industries were invited to sell in the domestic market: VW of Germany for example, Schindler LIfts of Switzerland.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-7-2 10:32
seneca: No shame in copying and dumping copies on the world market?

It is worse than shameful. It is immoral. It is theft. As I said, if they only had copied ...
It's business, and all businesses are immoral! The point is how to make yourself independent and stand for yourself in a world that is ruled by the order of the jungle ......
Reply Report Jaaja 2017-7-2 10:52
arabchinalover: It's business, and all businesses are immoral! The point is how to make yourself independent and stand for yourself in a world that is ruled by the or ...
That's not what happened in China. China itself has been a jungle from legal perspective. In much of the rest of the the world, laws both domestically and internationally have applied. Not in China. It has been a rule of man, and only recently have they learned the words "rule of law".
Reply Report seneca 2017-7-2 12:52
arabchinalover: It's business, and all businesses are immoral! The point is how to make yourself independent and stand for yourself in a world that is ruled by the or ...
Business hgas to be "immoral"?

I cannot DISagree with you MORE.

The absolute basis for doing business is trust, and trust can be enhanced or reinforced with the help of documents such as contracts, agreements, pacts.

The West does not believe in dishgonesty, in stealthy appropriation, in stabbing partners. If China does, it must be treated as an outsider to the civilised world. Business can and must be CLEAN, proper, above boaqrd, free from suspicions. China has to learn that. Morals apply to economics even more than they do to social life!
Reply Report seneca 2017-7-2 12:55
arabchinalover: It's business, and all businesses are immoral! The point is how to make yourself independent and stand for yourself in a world that is ruled by the or ...
Do take a look atr what thiefish China is doing in Africa and view it from the African victims' point of view!

Chinese business types frequently appear in African textile and shoe mnarkets, snap up samples of the most popular items, ship them to China and start making them with industrial means, then dump them on the African market.

Is that excusable???
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-7-2 15:09
seneca: Business hgas to be "immoral"?

I cannot DISagree with you MORE.

The absolute basis for doing business is trust, and trust can be enhance ...
Come on my friend ! What honesty of the west you are talking about ......
Reply Report Jaaja 2017-7-2 15:43
I assume that you are Middle-Eastern origin, but I can only speculate about your background experience.

But in developed countries and larger systems, the principle is that everyone must follow law, and if you suspect someone to break law, the burden of proof is on you. So if you want to question the honesty of western businesses in general, let's hear your accusations in detail.

Furthermore, you are confusing independence and self-reliance. Independence is getting to decide things for yourself, and self-reliance is to be resourceful enough to see your decisions through. Once again, China's track record in both is questionable at best.

As Seneca has been pointing out, China did not raise its economy from ashes by domestic consumption, but by exporting goods and bringing in foreign currency.
Reply Report Liononthehunt 2017-7-3 00:14
seneca: Business hgas to be "immoral"?

I cannot DISagree with you MORE.

The absolute basis for doing business is trust, and trust can be enhance ...
If it is the latest argument you crafted for bashing China, your western handlers won't give you any extra credits.
Reply Report Liononthehunt 2017-7-3 00:37
Jaaja: And let's not forget that PRC was founded on political ideas that were originally exported from Soviet Union. If such restrictions as are being applie ...
Who the hell is you? Are you an Indian China-bashing agent like senecAss?

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