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Shang-Jin Wei
Opinion

Opinion

Shang-Jin Wei and Xinding Yu

Donald Trump makes China out to be a terrible intellectual property thief. But is it?

  • In every year since China joined the WTO, its intellectual property payments have exceeded the average in countries of a comparable income level
  • As the pace of innovation in China increases, it will be in its own interest to strengthen intellectual property protections
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