Eventually the chinese will discover that when you do not respect other peoples IP, then they will not respect yours. When China reaches a point where they can truely develop new IP, they will face the dilema. To produce products with the IP will jeopardize their control. Yet, failing to profit from their IP will remove the profit and technical advantage they may have created. In short, they will be damned if they do and damned if they don't.
Welcome to the new open society.
Very interesting. With all the Chinese nationals attending and teaching in universities in the West, including in the most prestigious and competitive ones, one almost wonders how come there aren't more outspoken ones like Prof. Chen.
It will be fascinating to see how this evolves. I have to believe that IP issues certainly, but a whole host of other apparent disconnects between our ways of thinking, can't help but come closer together in time. Especially since universtities in the US and other western countries continue to seek, very actively, Chinese and other foreign students and faculty.
Do a web search on the demographic makeup of entering Freshmen in Ivy League and any other prestigious universities, and you can't help but see this trend. I can't help but believe this will bear fruit eventually.