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  1. Property law sows right seeds for rural harmony

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of legislation enshrining private property rights will go some way towards attaining that goal. This law will mean much to farmers, until now uncertain about their right to land that has often been ... for many of the protests by rural communities. Ensuring that the property law is implemented and policed is essential for Beijing, given the unrest that has occurred. This is easier said than done, ...

  2. Taming the demolition cowboys a welcome step

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is trying to make progress towards the rule of law and which plans to enshrine private property rights in its constitution. Moreover, anger over these very issues is one of the main sources ... In China's fast-growing private property market, demolition firms play a crucial role that they do not have elsewhere in the world. They are often tasked with clearing land ...

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

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

    ... hindering its crackdown on the rampant infringement of intellectual property rights. Wang Ziqiang,, a spokesman for National Copyright Administration, said yesterday the accusation that China's ... intellectual property rights problems will do no help to the bilateral co-operation over intellectual property'. He said the existing consultation mechanism between the countries remained ...

  4. Experts urge end to whining about tough piracy laws

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

    ... Shi Jiangtao They say China needs to meet world standards It is time for Beijing to stop complaining that China has been held to discriminatively high standards of intellectual property ... of Economics and Law in Wuhan, said: 'We should not complain that the level of China's IPR protection system, which has been revised to meet the requirements of WTO entry, is too high.' ...

  5. Sotheby's wins trademark battle

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove A Beijing court has ruled in favour of international auction house Sotheby's in a trademark-infringement case after a mainland auction company used the same name in Chinese. The Beijing No2 Intermediate People's Court ordered the c ...

  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 ... Intellectual Property Office, yesterday said Beijing would fight the allegation to 'to the very end'. The Bush administration is seeking to pacify mounting protectionist calls in the US ...

  7. Fight to protect Games mascots a touch ironic

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland has called for help from Hong Kong's guardians of intellectual property rights. It is not, as you might expect, to help deal with the rampant counterfeiting of foreign goods that continues to stain China's international reputation with the Games looming in just over a year. After all, our intellectual property investigators could probably show their mainland ...

  8. Copyright forum hears of advances and failures

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

    ... framework in protecting intellectual property, but poor enforcement and local protectionism have hindered Beijing's campaign to significantly reduce piracy, an international forum has been told. The forum, which marked the sixth International Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) day yesterday, was the climax of a succession of mainland efforts in recent weeks to show resolve amid ...

  9. Beijing touts crackdown amid land-grab protests

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with petrol and set herself alight in an attempt to stop police and demolition workers from entering her garment warehouse in Chengdu. Peking University law professor Shen Kui, who advised ... was lawful. Shen said the regulation also had other limitations, because it covered only buildings on state-owned land, while 70 per cent to 80 per cent of the disputes have been over development ...

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

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

    ... intellectual property, paid a dear price, made tremendous efforts and achieved marked progress,' she said. But she admitted the mainland was plagued by rampant violations and poor law enforcement, ... and international co-operation. Beijing also plans to draft and revise 14 laws and regulations on intellectual property, and issue seven judicial interpretations and directives. ...




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