They don't look the same. The starliner has 2 wheels in the back, the Zonda only has 1 wheel.
you are all correct, other than the zhonghua part. zhong does mean middle, but when you put it with hua (two characters) it means chinese, or chinese people. nothing to do with middle.fightingtorque said:That answers the Zonda question. It's made from the chinese characters Zhong and Da. Zhong (literally middle or centre) is part of the word for China, and Da means big.
It would take a proper Chinese person to come up with the meaning but it would be something to do with being 'chinese' and 'big'.
The same Zhong as in Zhonghua.
So I think any connection to the Pagani Zonda is coincidental. ZhongDa is a fairly obvious choice for a chinese bus.
Correct me if I'm wrong - I know I'm making it up as I go along.
You are asking the wrong questions.?man said:...but China thinks they can get away with it.
Do they just have no morals or decency(or law)? ...
Excellent quote - worthy thought - exceptionally unrealistic.Real_I_Hate_China said:...Chinese must understand the difference between "Being Inspired By" and "A Straight Replica"; the former is legal by international law; the latter one is not.
well their so called COPIED cars are doing well in china , heck they are doing great in third world countries as well , I've asked zillions of people who bought a very popular chery model here , the Chery A11 / Windcloud ( Seat Toledo 94 I believe , chery claims it bought the blue prints outta some mexican factory , I dont know the case )WuzhengNA said:Why WOULD chinese automakers design thier own vehicles?
No, it isn't. If it was bad for them, they would not do it.renyeo said:Piracy is bad for China and IP development...
SOOO close......so very closerenyeo said:...When piracy has become a culture and an accepted way of life, it gives rise to social decadence...
Foreigners in countries other than China? The countries that have the products pirated of course"give a hoot". Other countries getting the cars cheap probably could care less.renyeo said:...And the foreigners of course don't give a hoot.
You've shed a lot of light on the subject Cryptonx.....and not to worry, your English is just fine.cryptonx said:........Please excuse my English / Grammar mistakes ,I hoped I helped deliver a picture from our side here .
I think I see what you're saying, they just don't see it as wrong.WuzhengNA said:You are asking the wrong questions.
EVERYONE so far has missed something huge, monumental, just plain "can't see the forest thru the trees" reason why there is this perceived problem of copying designs.
I know exactly why it happens. I would venture to say that most individuals who have done SERIOUS trade with China also, at some point, had the lightbulb go on in thier head as to why.
I won't say the answer - It sounds bad - but I will say, without reservation, that it has nothing to do with money, morals, decency, or sense of fairness. I will also go even further by stating (my opinion only) that the average person in China just doesn't get what the big problem is, no matter how much we express our concerns.
Korea / Japan have an enormously huge, forest-thru-the-trees difference with China. Guess what that is, and the light will go on over your head, too.
No, they did not. Only Chinese pirates.And besides, copying other cars has been a proven method for developing countries to catch up to developed ones. Japan did it, Korea did it.
There is no developed nation with a weak legal enforcement and moral corruption. Which will tell you that China won't become a developed nation.The only reasons why piracy thrives in China is because of weak legal enforcement and a lower level of development. It has nothing to do with morality.
usa supports the worst human rights abuser in the world. usa supports and keeps in power the govt. of Saudi Arabia. In saudi arabia people who steal get their hand chopped off with a clever. anyone who say anything bad about saudi govt. gets their head chopped off with sword. US military is in saudi arabia to protect saudi govt, and make sure saudi arabia never have democracy only king rule saudi like monarchy.?man said:. The Chinese just don't see it the same way, that's why they
make deals with African leaders about oil, reguardless of their
human rights or type of government. Its just business before values.