As an international marketer, I lived with many cultures.
Recently, the first chinese incubator for students coming back after there studies abroad was born. Because, chinese governement think it’s positive to bring chinese students everywhere in the world, copy from that and eventually improve.
As China is not exactly a democracy advocate and aim to copy many models, I think we need to make a stand against that behavior.
In practice, I think it’s better to innovate out-of-the-box. Innovation is a difficult process to learn when you only start from what’s being done next door.
Plus, there will be side effects with this diaspora coming back home. That are all things considered, positive for China, though.