Ablimit checks a piece of sun-dried mulberry-bark paper in Moyu County of Hotan City, in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on November 4, 2016. The handmade mulberry-bark paper, originating thousands of years ago in Xinjiang, has been listed as intangible cultural heritage by the Unesco. Photo: Xinhua/Wei Hai
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Jake's View by Jake Van Der Kamp

To see the fallacy of Trump’s intellectual rights charge, shall we all pay China for the use of paper?

Intellectual property protection does more to inhibit creativity than to promote it. We reward people to stop other people from making use of ideas that are really attributable to all of society.

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Ablimit checks a piece of sun-dried mulberry-bark paper in Moyu County of Hotan City, in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on November 4, 2016. The handmade mulberry-bark paper, originating thousands of years ago in Xinjiang, has been listed as intangible cultural heritage by the Unesco. Photo: Xinhua/Wei Hai
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