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Office of the United States Trade Representative

China still tops U.S. shame list

Beijing is under growing pressure to boost protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR), despite recent 'signs of progress' acknowledged by the United States.

Wednesday, 2 May, 2012, 12:00am

Kantor still trading ideas

Mickey Kantor, head of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, has the eloquence of a seasoned frontline politician but prefers working behind the scenes.

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am


'We have been patient but our patience is wearing thin'

US Commerce Secretary Don Evans - yesterday

'China's current trade practices are exploiting our open markets and are creating an unfair advantage that is undercutting American workers'

Don Evans - October 26

29 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Macau earns copyright boost

US Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky has decided to move Macau from the US 'Priority Watch List' in recognition of its progress in protecting intellectual property rights. Macau has been downgraded to the 'Watch List' and will be reviewed again in December.

4 May 2000 - 12:00am

US keeps HK on copyright watch list

THE Government has expressed disappointment over the United States Trade Representative's (USTR) decision to keep Hong Kong on its watch list in respect of intellectual property rights abuse.

The USTR confirmed that Hong Kong would remain on the watch list late Friday, following its mid-year review.

18 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Japan honouring car pact, says official

A senior Japanese trade official yesterday dismissed fears trade friction with the United States would flare and said Tokyo was fully honouring a pact on access to its car and car-parts market.

22 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Sino-US deal to spur trade

THE clinching of an intellectual property rights agreement between China and the United States is expected to pave the way for investments from US corporate giants to the mainland.

28 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Final countdown for US-Sino talks

THE die will be cast for the Sino-United States talks on intellectual property protection within the next 24 hours.

Ten days of intense discussion in Beijing and both sides are still keeping the international business community guessing about the outcome.

25 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

US envoy to spur stalled trade talks

UNITED STATES Deputy Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky will arrive in Beijing today to join in trade talks with China in an attempt to hammer out a compromise and avert an international trade war.

Ms Barshefsky has participated in the earlier rounds of negotiations on China's violations of intellectual property rights.

21 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

US sanctions loom in face of piracy

THE threat of US trade sanctions or quota cutbacks is looking increasingly likely as China continues to ignore abuses of intellectual property rights.

The US administration said China was continuing to take a lax attitude on three key areas of American concern in the trading relationship, despite a flurry of meetings in both Washington and Beijing and repeated warnings.

29 Nov 1993 - 12:00am