(China copy of Nokia E 71)
Nokia´s executive board member Esko Aho (former Finnish PM) sends a message to China (and a number of other countries):
HELSINKI (Reuters) - One out of every five cellphones sold in the world are illegal or unlicensed copycats, hurting the position of producers like Nokia in emerging markets, the world top manufacturer by volume said on Friday.
"It is mostly China-originated, but it is global. It is not only in Asia, but also in Latin America and even in some parts of Europe," said Esko Aho, a member of Nokia's executive board.
Cellphones is only one line of íllegal copies where China excels, there are many more. I presume that this was one of the problems that president Obama brought up when he met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, but he and other western leaders should be much more firm in their demands that China finally takes some real action against its criminal copycat manufacturers.