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Rob, Replicate, Replace: One of China’s Industrial Policy

This is not new, and consistently comes up in articles about China. Is rob, replicate, replace used by China to unfairly compete on the international market?

1. Rob: The Chinese government forces foreign companies to do joint ventures with Chinese companies, thus forcing technological transfer to the Chinese side. Intellectual property rights in China are extremely weak.

2. Replicate: Chinese companies then learn how to manufacture these products for export.

3. Replace: Chinese companies then dissolve the joint venture, and start a new company to manufacture the same product.

Is it as simple as this?