The Chinese Won't Give Up Piracy Anytime Soon

So what's new? "China's pirates" (Asian Business, June 5) are a fact well-known by everyone doing business there. This problem will continue whether they join the World Trade Organization or not. As you put it, "it's not just the little guys--state-owned factories add to the plague of fakes." The sad part is that they may be a major part of the problem.

This piracy eventually will stop--but only when China becomes so advanced that other countries start pirating her products. That's when China will cry foul. In real time, that will be about 50 to 100 years. China's current political and economical system is unable to cope with the problem. For now, be patient and wait.

John C.M. Lee

Hong Kong

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