That’s the question posed by Businessinsider regarding the theft of intellectual property from the Japanese. I’d rephrase that to, can the Chinese make anything without stealing? It’s not the Chinese people themselves, of course, but their country is lawless when it comes to intellectual property rights. They just aren’t recognized. It’s possible that China may start producing its own original products and may then want to join the civilized world under a rule of law. Until then, companies are fools to deal with them, regardless of the size of the market.