Re: Intellectual property
"Because if you break the IP / patent system for one, you break it for all. You allow some patents to be ignored, the courts would be forced to dismiss other claims, and the whole system of ownership of ideas crumbles to dust."
The US invaded and destroyed Libya, wage an illegal war in Syria, yet we don't consider "international law and diplomacy" to be dust. Might is right: the Chinese may well have to grin and bear it.