Is China making a pirated copy of the western world?
U.S. and other foreign companies complain they are losing billions of dollars as their ideas and inventions are copied for sale within China and for export across the globe. Those losses undermine innovation and cost jobs here. Some forms of intellectual-property theft _ involving fake car parts, baby food and medicine _ can even cost lives, wherever they are sold
"“The Confucius Institute Online is stealing China Expat’s content. That’s right, the Beijing-based institute with millions of dollars of resouces has been taking articles from ChinaExpat.com, an upstart website with no revenue dedicated to promoting Chinese culture and tourism. They have been stealing original writing in its entirety and passing it off as their own original content. In total more than four dozen (!) of our articles appear on their site and I could only find one time that they gave us credit.”
"However, there remain questions over the authenticity of Liu's map. The carbon dating was only for the paper, not for the ink, or for the time the ink was applied. "Experts cannot identify in which period the ink was put on the map," Liu admitted.
Other experts are less convinced. Geoff Wade, senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore, told China Daily that the map "was a litany of errors, many simplistic." For example, "The representation of China is poor. Why should Chinese cartographers have represented the lands with which they were so familiar so poorly?"
"I am convinced that this map is a 21st-century fake. It was certainly produced by someone educated in simplified characters, meaning since the founding of the People's Republic of China,