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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In yesterday's report 'US takes Beijing to WTO again over piracy row', the spokesman for the State Intellectual Property Office was Yin Xintian. ...

  2. In Brief

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

    ... Piracy backlash General Administration of Press and Publication deputy director Yan Xiaohong criticised the United States for lodging complaints with the World Trade Organisation over piracy disputes with Beijing, saying the mainland had fulfilled its intellectual property rights protection obligations to the WTO. Mr Yan also dismissed claims that 90 per cent of mainland ...

  3. WTO investigates US piracy complaint

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... in following a US complaint in April and last month that Beijing had failed to eliminate piracy and counterfeits, a charge the mainland government has contested vigorously. Some economists said ...

  4. Lack of legal talent hampering piracy fight

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... copyright infringements, especially pirating of films and music, over the past five years. Mr Zhang said a lack of legal talent was the biggest challenge in the piracy fight, which he said was also ... stepping up public education and tightening administrative measures, Mr Zhang said the business sector should also play its part. 'Even members of the government's anti-piracy teams ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Anti-piracy gains lauded in report

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... and lawsuits on patent and trademark violations were also on the rise. Officials disputed foreign criticism that the piracy situation on the mainland was worsening amid local protectionism that obstructed law enforcement. In August, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce William Lash said piracy had reached epidemic levels on the mainland. This month he said the situation was getting worse. ...

  7. US frustration mounts at trade gap, piracy

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... barrier for us. It prevents US companies from feeling confident in trading and investing in China,' he said. Mr Bhatia declined to say whether the US might take China to the WTO over piracy ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. China's March trade surplus shrinks 70pc

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... a better job in combating piracy, we need dialogue and co-operation, not confrontation and condemnation,' said Tian Lipu, head of the State Intellectual Property Office. Next month, Vice-Premier Wu Yi will travel to Washington to discuss issues such as piracy, the trade surplus and the yuan through the Strategic Economic Dialogue, a policy forum co-chaired by US Treasury Secretary ...

  10. China's WTO compliance spurs US firms

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of implementation of the WTO. We are much more optimistic,' said chamber chairman Jim Gradoville. However, the generally upbeat report was marred by a concern with rising piracy that could damage ...




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