Great Wall's track record isn't good, I agree with you. But like other Chinese automakers, they are moving away from copying at their own pace.
They went from very blatant clones, like the Coolbear (Scion xB) and the Peri (Panda) to less blatant clones like the aforementioned C30 and C50. This car is another small step forward. You can pick up some Volkswagen, especially the interior and the headlights. But it's better than GW's previous attempts.