Monday, July 20, 2015

These things need to be said over and over again

"Thanks for letting yourself go, Mr. Pattberg. These things need to be said over and over again. We are bombarded with anti-Chinese propaganda in our media. I think editors are so convinced in their prejudices that they don't realize they are publishing half-truths and lies.
In any case, let's trade: China can develop Western rule of law, and the West can develop Chinese effort and ingenuity. When Americans rail at Chinese lack of copyright and patent protection, I remember that when Dickens visited America in the 19th century, he found many unlicensed editions of his works. Strict patent and copyright laws are a luxury that developing economies can best do without.
I noticed recently in a list of members of the Council on Foreign Relations that there were no Chinese names or organizations. Plenty of Japanese ones, however. The desire to make China an enemy starts at the top." --vanisle1