Thanks, I have no skin in the game except Chinese human rights violations , and building roads into remote areas to plunder throughout the world . I accept all major nations have done this and do industrial espionage .As a neutral observer who's neither American nor Chinese, I must say some Westerner's view on China is hilarious to watch. The sentiment that China has to steal all their innovation may have had some merit few decades ago. It is simply not true anymore. For starters, did you know China leads the world in cutting-edge scientific research?
My point ( no pun intended ) about ballpoint pens ( it was the point - high precion ball bearings were imported from Switzerland )
Is that applying stolen knowledge is still hard .
I've seen the belittling of
Made in Japan post war
Made in Taiwan
Made in Hong Kong
Made in China
Vietnam - whereever
( TBF this countries started with low grade stuff )
Your point is why The USA wants to slow down China - they know lots of new tech is coming from China - Solar panels etc
As I stated Foreign policy is economiv domination .
Yet its not a zero sum game - every country needs to export - even when they are not the most efficient ( the models support this )
Plus there is a reason mega corps are international and have invested in infrastructure in their big markets see ( Japanese car manufacturers for example ) .
New Chinese companies will need employees in Europe , USA etc
See my comments about IQ - I backpacked for 10 years plus - watched middleclass tourists underestimating locals heaps of time . Seen their paternalistic racism ( saying how spiritual they are are , and they need to protect them from pranksters like me ) - I enjoyed meeting everyone rich , poor , able bodied , not so able . - made no diff to me when I worked in Corp to speak with cleaner or CEO in the coffee area.