China’s copycat industrial culture hasn’t prepared it well for the challenges of innovation. Photo: Bloomberg
Peter Guy
Opinion

Opinion

Mind the Gap by Peter Guy

China never really stopped being a copycat, and that’s why its tech companies aren’t changing the world

Copying and reverse engineering accelerated new product launches, but eroded China’s competitiveness

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China’s copycat industrial culture hasn’t prepared it well for the challenges of innovation. Photo: Bloomberg
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