Skip to navigationSkip to content

Remembering when America demanded China copy its goods and iconic artwork

  • Tim Fernholz
By Tim Fernholz

Senior reporter

This article is more than 2 years old.


A link from Eric Jay Dolins

American complaints about China’s loose intellectual property enforcement abound, but that wasn’t always the case. The first US merchants to visit China encouraged craftsmen there to knock off American goods and art in the service of greater profit, as described in this case of forgotten history.

📬 Kick off each morning with coffee and the Daily Brief (BYO coffee).

By providing your email, you agree to the Quartz Privacy Policy.