When it comes to taking an idea from elsewhere, copying it and in some cases improving on the original, it could be argued that nobody does this better than Chinese brands. The breakneck speed of economic development, combined with a relatively weak intellectual property IP regulatory framework, has in the past at least created an environment where brands are unashamed followers’ of their overseas counterparts.
The popularity of shanzhai goods helps to explain why copycatting’ in China does not have...
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