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Shang-Jin Wei
Opinion

Opinion

Shang-Jin Wei

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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Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei, a former chief economist of the Asian Development Bank, is professor of finance and economics at Columbia University.

Xinding Yu

Xinding Yu

Xinding Yu is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.