TFA's implication is that a white person has a right to make $700k/year, while the Chinese don't deserve to make a living because they are yellow skinned sub-humans.
You're way out of line here, dragging skin color (not nationality, but skin color) into this.
I think the article / story would have published even if the American was black, Native American, "brown", "yellow", etc. [I put those terms in quotes, because if I said Latino or Asian, that would be nationality, and I'm debating your choice to drag skin color into this. Personally, I think simplistic terms like white / yellow / brown to describe skin color over-simplify things, but I don't make the conventions...]
I totally agree with you about the patent bullshit, about similar products being around forever, etc. but I don't think this is a "Chinese are sub-human animals" piece. That's way too sensitive.
Chinese knock-offs, both legal and illegal, are widely acknowledged as being a reality. They have nothing to do with skin color.
The lady's business was fragile, she should think she had a good run. That also has nothing to do with her skin color.