Published on February 24, 2014 in Europe’s World.
Western competitors would be wrong to write Chinese companies off as copycats, warns Edward Tse
Is China a breeding ground for innovation? Most people wouldn’t say so, as China is so often associated with copycats, restricted freedom of speech, poor protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), rote-learning education and an overbearing state sector. For some or all of these reasons, outsiders tend to see China as lacking the fundamentals for successful innovation.