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There is no trust in China and thatís a problem

David Blaza
7/21/2012 06:36 PM EDT

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tgase
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tgase   7/24/2012 11:00:39 PM
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Hmmm...I'm not sure. I believe ignorance is an excuse.

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Kenneth Wyatt   7/24/2012 2:31:51 PM
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Good article. On the one hand, companies like Seeed Studio and others are innovating and reinvigorating hobby electronics and small-scale WW product development, there are other companies in Cina that steal IP and capitalize on lack of enforcement by local authorities. One case in point is a company that purchases(?) regulatory standards typically sold for 100s of dollars each and then resells the pdf versions for $8 to $20 via their web site. I recently blogged about that in my EMC Blog at Test & Measurement World: http://www.tmworld.com/electronics-blogs/the-emc-blog/4378139/Pirated-Standards--Could-It-Be-True-

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nitindeo   7/24/2012 12:04:38 AM
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David: I have been to China many times and have done business there as well. I believe this is more of case of ignorance than trust. Most of them are ignorant of the fact that designing 'alternate' products is not legal. Isn't it an American saying, 'Don't re-invent the wheel'? :-) But, this is different and I believe it is our responsibility to educate them of the legal aspects of designing such alternate products. - Nitin

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cdhmanning   7/23/2012 10:36:24 PM
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There are likely some left over trust issues from the old days when people were expected to spy on each other and there are some current issues with the treatment of trade secrets etc. However, I expect these are mainly growing pains. As the industries and brands mature, the value of trust will go up and the trust will emerge. Was it really any different during the high growth periods in the west?

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eewiz   7/23/2012 11:09:45 AM
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Yup. seems to me that this "lack of trust" among local companies gives an opening to foreign firms to startup and thrive in China.

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KB3001   7/23/2012 8:51:12 AM
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@David, this is China's major challenge as it seeks to move away from a mainly low-cost mass-production economy to a high value-added one. I believe the Chinese authorities are fully aware of this but it will take them time and there are many vested interests that will stand in the way. I am afraid the West cannot do much in the meantime as it struggles with its own major socio-political problems.

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PoorRichard   7/23/2012 6:36:40 AM
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Many Chinese companies prefer to do business with foreigners even when the profit margin is much lower because foreigners are trustworthy.

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