Western perceptions of China are usually dominated by images of rapidly growing megacities and of an economy that immediately copies anything being developed anywhere in the world. THE CHINESE RECIPE: bold and smart reveals what these images so often hide: people – optimistic, inquisitive, witty and artful, hard-working individuals. Engineer Xiaohui Zhou builds hi-fi systems that are “better than the originals”. He finds the blueprints online, the high-end components on rubbish dumps, and the customers via an online store. Ruilin Wang, a long-time entrepreneur, also follows the Chinese recipe for copying. He develops machines and works with a Swiss partner who chose to merge with Ruilin’s firm rather than filing patent suits against it. Drone developer Chuan Angelo Yu and his team are dreaming big: they want to be accepted into the global community of high-tech pioneers, and travel to California to seek their fortune. A fascinating, and entertaining look behind the scenes.