Re: Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
> they do that through poaching...
I think it may be more to do with them churning out 35,000 engineers a year. We went through this "Orientals can't invent stuff" business with the Japanese years ago. Its true they copy -- the Japanese were once notorious for this -- but its the way everyone learns. Nobody could accuse the Japanese of making cheap knock-offs these days and likewise the Chinese have moved inexorably from 'copy anything you can get your hands on regardless' to 'we now know how to do this stuff' (and there's a lot of us and some of us are off the scale clever).
It would be best if everyone got out of Cold War Part Deux mode and joined the modern world. The way things are going we're going to be left high and dry with our illusions while the rest of the world just marches off doing its collective thing.