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  1. Trade tensions

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainland officials have rejected a US complaint that Beijing's quotas on American movies and music are hampering its fight against piracy. What are your views on this global problem? Write to us. ...

  2. Piracy role sets Beijing on course to build trust

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and even adversaries. Even better when they are deployed on actual missions together. So China's taking of a central role in anti-piracy efforts off Somalia can therefore be seen only ... they are worried about the nation's growth as a maritime power. Widening and expanding the battle against piracy will help ease those concerns. Trust will be built as escorts are given for vessels ...

  3. Beijing role in piracy fight to be applauded

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Somali pirates preying on the main shipping routes between Asia and Europe are not easily deterred; the multimillion-dollar ransoms they can get for holding cargo vessels and their crew are far too lucrative for them to be put off simply by the presen ...

  4. Beijing steadfast in push to lead anti-piracy efforts off Somalia

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Beijing is pushing ahead with its request to take a lead role in co-ordinating anti-piracy efforts off Somalia, formally presenting a proposal this week during a meeting ... to the PLA Navy's deployment in January of a three-ship anti-piracy task force to the Indian Ocean- its first move into potential conflict beyond its home waters in centuries. It also follows ...

  5. Film quotas no obstacle to piracy fight, says Beijing

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... market access restrictions on films, books and audiovisual products had led to rampant piracy was groundless. He noted that although China controlled the number of American movies entering ... the proper way to solve intellectual property rights problems. In an escalation of trade tensions between the two countries, the US filed two complaints against China for piracy and counterfeiting ...

  6. US takes Beijing to WTO again over piracy row

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The United States has taken the mainland's alleged failure to protect intellectual property rights to the World Trade Organisation, increasing trade tensions between the two countries. The US, the mainland's second-largest trade par ...

  7. Experts urge end to whining about tough piracy laws

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... self-elimination.' Professor Wu said rampant piracy across the country was a result of an embarrassing lack of public awareness of the importance of IPR throughout Chinese history. 'The Chinese people usually regard theft as a shameful offence, but do not see counterfeiting as a serious problem. That's why we cannot stop piracy and counterfeiting.' He said local officials, who ...

  8. Beijing pledges to fight Washington's WTO piracy complaint to the very end

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Beijing will fight 'to the very end' Washington's complaint to the World Trade Organisation over its alleged violations of trade barriers and intellectual property rights, Vice-Premier Wu Yi said. 'I hereby express that Chin ...

  9. Beijing to 'fight to finish' over US gripes to WTO

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Wu Yi says piracy and import complaints risk ties Beijing has vowed to 'fight to the finish' over US complaints to the World Trade Organisation of rampant piracy and import restrictions on American films, music and books. Vice-Premier Wu Yi said yesterday the move by Washington this month was threatening trade ties between the two countries. ...

  10. Copyright crackdown has flaws, says official

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing But the watchdog blames failings on rapid rise in mainland internet users A top copyright official has defended China's crackdown on rampant piracy, which has ... hit 140 million last year, and the development of technology, had seen internet-based copyright infringements and piracy flourish. 'Apart from seriously offending the interests ...




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