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The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:22 am

Very interesting article in der Spiegel about product counterfeiting and technology transfer. There's a segment on the Airbus production line, and about the Great Maglev Technology Transfer ripoff.

Well worth pondering for anyone who thinks "Ah but of course! Zees can nevair 'appen! Not to us!"


http://service.spiegel.de/cache/inte...onal/spiegel/0,1518,402464,00.html
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:56 am

Illegal copies, criminals, self designed cars, expensive fashion brands, corrupt business men, hostile take overs, great art, millions of tourists that see us as slow & old fashioned. Everything will flood us from Asia in the next decenium. We just have to get used to it.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:16 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 1):
Illegal copies, criminals, self designed cars, expensive fashion brands, corrupt business men, hostile take overs, great art, millions of tourists that see us as slow & old fashioned. Everything will flood us from Asia in the next decenium. We just have to get used to it.

So you are advocating nothing in response? This article should raise concerns throughout all of Europe with respect to Airbus' plans to set up the A320 production line, technology transfer, and collaborate on design for aircraft (such as announced today with Korea on jet panels). There was a note in the article that the U.S. government forbids Boeing to set up production facilities there (as opposed to Japan!). What amazes me is that so far, Airbus' plans for China haven't received serious scruntiny in the European press. Ultimately, that's you all's problem, not ours, but I would have thought that this would generate more interest.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:18 am

You mean you don't have 95% of the computer parts you're using to surf on the web made in Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and China???
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:19 am

If the point is capitalism, why limit it?
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Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 2):
What amazes me is that so far, Airbus' plans for China haven't received serious scruntiny in the European press.

This was the point I was trying to make. Should have highlighted it.  Wink
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:22 am

I don't understand the problem. Americans were the ones who first setup a production line for a commercial jet in China (MDs, anyone?). They haven't made a copycat MD-80 yet, have they? So why the fear, all of a sudden, that A320s will be copied?

Like FlyingHippo said, lots of things are made in China these days, and they aren't just limited to cheap t-shirts.
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:28 am

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 6):
I don't understand the problem.

May not be a problem MarshalN...just saying I thought there would have been more of a public debate in Western Europe. There may be, but I haven't seen it yet. Isn't outsourcing a hot topic in Germany and France? Also, this article is alleging piracy and theft. Isn't that a valid concern?

[Edited 2006-02-24 00:29:11]
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:45 am

Why exactly would it concern us if China, as a result of having an A320 FAL, is able to make their own 150-seat airliner of mid-1980s vintage? Nobody outside of China, and probably few airlines inside China, if given a free choice, would be interested in purchasing such a plane.

I really don't see what the fuss is all about. China built numerous Russian types under licence, had an MD-80 production line and is currently building ERJs. Are they an aviation powerhouse as a result? Thought not.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:17 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 1):
Illegal copies, criminals, self designed cars, expensive fashion brands, corrupt business men, hostile take overs, great art, millions of tourists that see us as slow & old fashioned.

This is a very scathing remark about and directed at a region of decent, hardworking, morally upright people. It is not as if they have a monopoly on evildoers. If memory serves, this litany of unsavory things made its way West to East first.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:25 am

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 2):
So you are advocating nothing in response? This article should raise concerns throughout all of Europe with respect to Airbus' plans to set up the A320 production line, technology transfer, and collaborate on design for aircraft (such as announced today with Korea on jet panels).

So are you in favour of Boeing cancelling all outstanding aircraft orders for China?

Selling them an aircraft is technology transfer after all. If they have it, they can copy it.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:39 am

Piracy and technology rip off is one of China's biggest problems. It isn't just airplanes and associated technology, but brand name products, movies, and even colas.

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 2):
such as announced today with Korea on jet panels). There was a note in the article that the U.S. government forbids Boeing to set up production facilities there (as opposed to Japan!).

There is a difference between setting up a factory in China versus Japan or Korea. Japan and Korea are strategic partners that already use U.S. made military equipment (let alone in Japan they are for self defense only). China is not a strategic partner with anyone but themselves. Japan is not going to take the technology and turn around and make their own product. Japan will develop technology that they can hold the patent for and then offer to make products for other companies so they can keep rights to that patent and improve the product and make new patents. Korea does the same thing. The goal is not to steal technology but to produce something that meets a demand and then exploit it with a postive result.

China...on the other hand has a strong government but can't control the individual moves of its people. That is why copies of Louis Villton and movies are pirated and sold all over the place. The goal is to make money and do it by any means possible. The WTF keeps a close eye on China. If they were to take technology from Airbus or any company and use it without permission to develop their own product then it would violate their membership in the WTF. Not good for China.
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Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:26 am

China has the engineering and manufacturing firepower to build large aircraft. To deny this is silly. As for designs, those are easily found in Toulouse and Seattle if you know the right people.

China's central economic planners would like to have aircraft manufacturing be a sparkly tiara on their economic evening gown. It would be an expensive trinket, but if it becomes a priority, China has the money (and talent) to make this happen.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:39 am

The Chinese tried copying the 707, soon after buying some in 1972. The resulting aircraft, the Shanghai Y-10 demonstrated that its hard to copy an airliner. This was during The Cultural Revolution, when education was scorned. Now that the Chinese have relearned the value of education - watch out!


 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:06 am

China is a country ruled by men, not laws. For anyone paying attention, China has consistently not lived up to its international agreements - and never intended to. I say this as someone who speaks Chinese and has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in China for the past 10 years.

If the Chinese can steal technology or anything else, they will do it. If you don't believe me, go to any electronics market in any big Chinese city. Software, music cds, and movies are all illegal - not some, all! I do not know where to go to find the legal stuff. And why do you think Microsoft has never made a profit there even though most computers there use MS Windows operating systems?

Any western company intending to work closely with a Chinese company are at risk, and the Chinese courts will not help, no matter what the law says. Remember, the Chinese Constitution guarantees free speak and the right to descent. But words there mean nothing when relating to either politics or business.

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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:07 pm

It's not that the Chinese will copy the A320 and make their own and sell it. It is that it gives them a handup with the technology that they will then use against the west militarily. The Chinese are like the Borg. Their aim is to consolidate as much knowledge, land, and material resources as possible in their quest to amalgamate the world into their empire. Ultimately, they aim to displace America as the world's superpower. And at the same time, they are building up their military like the Germans did in the '30s.

Why?

There is only one answer to that.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:04 pm

Quoting David31998 (Reply 15):
China is a country ruled by men, not laws. For anyone paying attention, China has consistently not lived up to its international agreements - and never intended to. I say this as someone who speaks Chinese and has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in China for the past 10 years.

If the Chinese can steal technology or anything else, they will do it. If you don't believe me, go to any electronics market in any big Chinese city. Software, music cds, and movies are all illegal - not some, all! I do not know where to go to find the legal stuff. And why do you think Microsoft has never made a profit there even though most computers there use MS Windows operating systems?

You are exactly correct. It is absolutely FASCINATING going shopping in Beijing. I recall seeing DVD players, surround sound receivers, software, etc etc. Not one bit of it legitimate. The Chinese are also quite logo-mad. It was amusing to see a Dolby Digital logo adorning a common portable CD player, along with the DTS logo, Dolby Pro Logic logo, HDCD logo, CEDAR logo etc etc etc. You CAN find legit products, but they're quite expensive. You can also find what look like legit products, but aren't. China is where I found out about the practice of production overruns. Someone licenses a factory in China to make 100,000 products, sends the tooling and software over, etc. So, the factory runs off 150,000. The overrun is for sale in the local market and sold at a good margin for the factory... with NONE of the licensing revenue going back to the corporation who invested in the R&D to design, test and develop the product.

The same thing will happen with the Airbus factory. No, not production overruns but the knowledge and technology will be stolen to advance China. The people running China are very smart. They will pay lip service to Western concerns and desire, and then do a bare minimum to satisfy the west. They will then use the knowledge they've gained to further their own goals. Two very interesting recent developments. China is developing it's own High Definition DVD standard, and is developing it's own 3G wireless standard. Wonder where they got the know-how to do that???? It certainly wasn't internal. The Chinese are amazingly industrious but due to the political situation there they have a dearth of innovators. When they do catch up and begin innovating internally, they really will take off.
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 4):
If the point is capitalism, why limit it?

For some who proclaim to be advocates of free markets, their support for capitalism only goes so far as long as it promotes their provincial and nationalist interests.

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Quoting Kanebear (Reply 17):
The same thing will happen with the Airbus factory. No, not production overruns but the knowledge and technology will be stolen to advance China. The people running China are very smart. They will pay lip service to Western concerns and desire, and then do a bare minimum to satisfy the west. They will then use the knowledge they've gained to further their own goals. Two very interesting recent developments. China is developing it's own High Definition DVD standard, and is developing it's own 3G wireless standard. Wonder where they got the know-how to do that???? It certainly wasn't internal. The Chinese are amazingly industrious but due to the political situation there they have a dearth of innovators. When they do catch up and begin innovating internally, they really will take off.

This is true and this does happen in China. However, one must not be so blinded by this and turn towards excessive protectionism.

As for letting China build the A320, it is mentioned on this thread that this is 20 year old technology. If China gets around to pirating the A320 and build their own copycat, it would be a plane with 30 year old technology. That Chinese plane will not sell very well against the A320 replacement Airbus will be building.

The technologies you mentioned (High Definition DVDs and 3G wireless) are relatively new and cutting-edge. It would be more valuable to copy a new technology, sell it as your own, than to copy something that's older and mature.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:18 pm

It is just disappointing to see another otherwise Chinese Aviation thread become a political debate.

A more disappointing aspect of the so called "technology transfer" is that the west does not seem to be able to stop. Like all your complaints would matter at all. After 25+ years of doing business with China, you thought they would learn something, right? But the most disappoiting thing is they do not or they can't. Because the the bottom line is make money and that is the root cause of everything with capitalism. They invited China in their game.
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:52 pm

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 2):
So you are advocating nothing in response? This article should raise concerns throughout all of Europe with respect to Airbus' plans to set up the A320 production line, technology transfer, and collaborate on design for aircraft (such as announced today with Korea on jet panels). There was a note in the article that the U.S. government forbids Boeing to set up production facilities there (as opposed to Japan!). What amazes me is that so far, Airbus' plans for China haven't received serious scruntiny in the European press. Ultimately, that's you all's problem, not ours, but I would have thought that this would generate more interest.

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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:56 pm

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 2):
Ultimately, that's you all's problem, not ours,

"Yours", "ours", no kindergarden here  Wink
In fact it's a problem of the competitors (if Chinese will build a Chinese Copy of the A's) - airlines will decide against A and B and buy at C.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:31 pm

The fact that airbus is willing to let the chinese "have" the A320 knowing what the Chinese are likely going to do with it, is proof positive that Airbus is already working on something much better.

Hopefully Boeing is too.


This is one of the reasons I'm leery of outsourcing high technology to China. It is an old saying that "The capitalists will be hung with the same rope they sold to us." We need to be aware that the Chinese leadership does not have visions of peaceful co-existance as part of their 50 and 100 year plans.....
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:37 am

Why is everyone surprised? Theft has been going on in China for the last 50 years and we all are responsible for propping up a criminal communist regime in the name of lower prices. For all I care neither Airbus nor Boeing should set-up manufacturing in China unless of course they wish to get their intellectual property stolen, turned around and rebuilt at a fraction of a cost by modern day slaves.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:45 am

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 4):
If the point is capitalism, why limit it?

why limit capitalism? are you kidding me? the reasons are too many to quote here.

but the main point is that if you have a wild wild west mentality with all things related to industrial and technological competition, the rule of law will go away and the most corrupt countries that exploit their workers the most and skirt environmental laws most frequently will be the winners.

wealth will concentrate in the hands of an elite few and 99.9% of the people of the world will suffer.

unbridaled, ungoverned capitalism is a horrible, scary thing.
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:59 am

Quoting Centrair (Reply 11):
Japan is not going to take the technology and turn around and make their own product.

Right... and Sony invented television and DVD players, Honda invented automobiles and motorcycles...

For every car Toyota makes, I wonder how much loyalty they pay to the Ford family, and I wonder how much the Chinese in get for every sheet of paper that is produced in the world...

Technology transfer will happen, no matter how you try to stop it. If China really wanted to, they would have produced their own 747s already... They've only had it for a few decades...

Quoting Hmmmm... (Reply 15):
It's not that the Chinese will copy the A320 and make their own and sell it. It is that it gives them a handup with the technology that they will then use against the west militarily. The Chinese are like the Borg. Their aim is to consolidate as much knowledge, land, and material resources as possible in their quest to amalgamate the world into their empire. Ultimately, they aim to displace America as the world's superpower. And at the same time, they are building up their military like the Germans did in the '30s.

Hmmm... Okay, name one time period in modern history (1900 - present day) where China invaded another country. Tibet is not a country, it has been under Chinese rule for over 1000 years, Taiwan was under the Chinese rule up until 1949 and is trying to be independent, and the UN (and pretty much everyone else) states that Taiwan is a part of China (Not that I agree with it...)


Please study some history before making such statements.

[Edited 2006-02-24 18:05:30]
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:19 am

I am sorry to get off the topic of aviation. False statments, however, need to be corrected to maintain this as a useful forum. As someone well travaled in China, who speaks Chinese, and knowledgeable about modern China history, I feel it is necessary to correct the follwoing statement.

Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 24):
Okay, name one time period in modern history (1900 - present day) where China invaded another country. Tibet is not a country

1. China invaded Vietnam in 1979 without provocation. The entire war was fought within Vietnam, and this was not a border conflict. It was a tactical disaster for China and they suffered more than 20,000 killed.

2. China invaded Tibet in 1950. Tibet was an independent country that issued its own currency, its own postage stamps, made its own international agreements, and declared itself neutral during WWII. Tibet had its own army that fought the Chinese, but quickly lost to overwhelming Chinese forces.

If you want information about the intial Chinese invasion, I suggest you read Robert Ford's book titled Wind Between Worlds: Captured in Tibet. He lived in the city of Chambo during the Chinese invasion.

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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:27 am

Quoting David31998 (Reply 25):
1. China invaded Vietnam in 1979 without provocation. The entire war was fought within Vietnam, and this was not a border conflict. It was a tactical disaster for China and they suffered more than 20,000 killed.

2. China invaded Tibet in 1950. Tibet was an independent country that issued its own currency, its own postage stamps, made its own international agreements, and declared itself neutral during WWII. Tibet had its own army that fought the Chinese, but quickly lost to overwhelming Chinese forces.

Vietnam was part of China (or a Chinese colony) until the French took it over. There are still some (thankfully very small part) of radical Chinese hardliners thinks that Vietnam was taken away from China.

Tibet was never formally independent. It was part of the Qing Dynasty. During the revolution of 1911, China was split in countless ways, you can say that Hunan province was it's own country. It also had its own currency and stamps.

However, we are getting WAY off topic... History can be interpreted in many many ways. If you go to Mexico or Canada, they'd want their land back from the US. (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, etc etc...)

Let's just agree that we see history in different ways and perspective, and see if China can build it's own decent RJs and A320s.

[Edited 2006-02-24 18:29:44]
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:29 am

Boy, is this thread in danger of being hijacked....  Yeah sure
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:53 am

Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
Great Maglev Technology Transfer ripoff.

About the Maglev - apparently the Transrapid line has now been contracted to extend to the next city along from Shanghai.
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:20 am

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 13):

Can we have a photograph slightly larger than that please? That is really interesting.
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Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:29 am

Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 24):

There is a difference between technology transfer and product rip-off.

A lot of products in china are direct rip offs, using logos stolen and trying to imitate real products as much as possible.

I bought "Apple" iPod earbuds from China once on ebay. They came in what appeared to be an Apple box, with Apple warrantee pamphlet and the product itself looked very similar. But if you compared it to the real thing there were clear differences. And the printing on the box looked like it came out of a cheap inkjet printer. Also, the "warrantee" pamphlet was obviously out of a cheap home printer, and hand folded - and pretty crudely at that!

I emailed the seller who pointed out that the auction never said it was Apple-brand earbuds, only "earbuds for Apple iPod." If that were the case, why did everything have an Apple logo on it, as well as an actual pamphlet that said "this product waranteed by Apple Computer, Inc for one year from date of purchase."

I was pretty mad but I guess there's nothing I can do but report it to eBay.
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:39 am

Quoting Hmmmm... (Reply 15):
Their aim is to consolidate as much knowledge, land, and material resources as possible in their quest to amalgamate the world into their empire. Ultimately, they aim to displace America as the world's superpower. And at the same time, they are building up their military like the Germans did in the '30s.



Quoting Starrion (Reply 21):
We need to be aware that the Chinese leadership does not have visions of peaceful co-existance as part of their 50 and 100 year plans

Building up their military like the Germans? That is not true. China's defence spending, according to the US Department of Defense (NOT the Chinese Government), is US$90bn. This is FAR lower than the US$400bn that the US spends on, and slightly higher than UK's official expenditure of US$65bn. With China almost the same size as the US, I would say China's military spending is rather weak.

Given China's military technology is decades behind those of the West, I won't call this military build-up "like the Germans." It will take 10-20 years for China to have the same military hardware as what the West has today. And by then, the West will have advanced even further.

China does not want to have an empire. It has never stated they wanted to expand. All they want is to reunite PEACEFULLY with Taiwan, and stop separatism within the country. China also said that its army will never invade another sovereignty (however it considers Taiwan to be its own sovereign and will only invade if it declares independence).

China has stated repeatedly that it does not want the world to have a sole superpower but stressed for a multi-polar world - dominated by a number of powers (US, EU, China) who keep watch on each other. It also wants poor countries to have more say on the world stage.

And why is piracy a big problem nowadays? It's to do with that fact that we BUY them. If you don't like illegal goods, don't buy them. If you think China is a country full of illegal goods, don't buy goods from China. Buy from the company direct.

If airlines do not like the Chinese A320 copycat, they won't buy them.

[Edited 2006-02-24 19:45:16]
 
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RE: The Chinese Jets That Aren't Going To Be Built

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:54 am

Quoting B2443 (Reply 18):
It is just disappointing to see another otherwise Chinese Aviation thread become a political debate.

It is inevitable that it would turn into a political debate, or something uglier, as the very first responder started with an indirect blanket condemnation (which may predictably be denied) of Asians as criminals and corrupt businessmen.

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 4):
If the point is capitalism, why limit it?



Quoting Max999 (Reply 17):
For some who proclaim to be advocates of free markets, their support for capitalism only goes so far as long as it promotes their provincial and nationalist interests.

There will always be parochial thinking as soon as the shoe is on the other foot.

Quoting PillowTester (Reply 30):
A lot of products in china are direct rip offs, using logos stolen and trying to imitate real products as much as possible. /quote]
[quote=Superhub,reply=31]
And why is piracy a big problem nowadays? It's to do with that fact that we BUY them. If you don't like illegal goods, don't buy them. If you think China is a country full of illegal goods, don't buy goods from China.

The ages old maxim of free trade - "caveat emptor."

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 6):
Americans were the ones who first setup a production line for a commercial jet in China (MDs, anyone?). They haven't made a copycat MD-80 yet, have they?



Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 10):
Selling them an aircraft is technology transfer after all. If they have it, they can copy it.



Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 24):
Technology transfer will happen, no matter how you try to stop it. If China really wanted to, they would have produced their own 747s already... They've only had it for a few decades...



Quoting PillowTester (Reply 30):
There is a difference between technology transfer and product rip-off.



Quoting Starrion (Reply 21):
The fact that airbus is willing to let the chinese "have" the A320 knowing what the Chinese are likely going to do with it, is proof positive that Airbus is already working on something much better.
Hopefully Boeing is too.



Quoting Centrair (Reply 11):
The WTF keeps a close eye on China. If they were to take technology from Airbus or any company and use it without permission to develop their own product then it would violate their membership in the WTF. Not good for China.

Airbus, Boeing and all the other companies doing business in China are only too aware of the risks. They decided they have the safeguards in place, and concluded the benefits far outweigh the risks.

Quoting Supa7E7 (Reply 12):
China has the engineering and manufacturing firepower to build large aircraft.



Quoting Supa7E7 (Reply 12):
China has the money (and talent) to make this happen.



Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 13):
Now that the Chinese have relearned the value of education - watch out!



Quoting Kanebear (Reply 16):
The Chinese are amazingly industrious but due to the political situation there they have a dearth of innovators. When they do catch up and begin innovating internally, they really will take off.

For too long the sleeping giant had been taken for granted. Now it is awake. It will do everything to further its own interests.

Quoting Tockeyhockey (Reply 23):
wealth will concentrate in the hands of an elite few and 99.9% of the people of the world will suffer.

As is now the case.

Quoting B2443 (Reply 18):

A more disappointing aspect of the so called "technology transfer" is that the west does not seem to be able to stop.



Quoting B2443 (Reply 18):
Because the the bottom line is make money and that is the root cause of everything with capitalism. They invited China in their game.



Quoting Starrion (Reply 21):
It is an old saying that "The capitalists will be hung with the same rope they sold to us."

And a much older one saying that "Greed and the quest for wealth and power know no bounds.!
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