To add context one of the latest examples is the perfect Lego-type set of pieces produced by a Chinese maker.
On fair assessment, it may be said that copying has served Chinese interests right.
Economic, social, trading interests foremost.
Importantly, in the process China got massive help from Western multinational companies - large, medium and even small - that relocated production there to then import and sell here at marginally lower prices, if at all.
But that which has worked for a 1.4bn nation with its specifics does not necessarily apply elsewhere. Moreover, on many counts China's reality is only partially known to us.
Several aspects driving its astonishing success in a short time-span should be closely followed nonetheless.
Why has the world taken notice of China if not for its growing economic clout? Political, financial and military power derives from it, not the other way around.
To my mind, China is not the best role model for emerging markets.
Is there any?