Trade partners have long complained about IP theft in China, which produces hi-tech products for many of the world’s biggest technology brands. Photo: EPA
Trade partners have long complained about IP theft in China, which produces hi-tech products for many of the world’s biggest technology brands. Photo: EPA

China IP cases surge amid US complaints, Beijing push for technology self-reliance

  • China prosecuted a total of 11,003 people last year for violating trademarks, patents, copyright and business secrets, a rise of 32.2 per cent from 2018
  • Trade partners have long complained about intellectual property theft in China, which is also trying to encourage innovation at home

Trade partners have long complained about IP theft in China, which produces hi-tech products for many of the world’s biggest technology brands. Photo: EPA
Trade partners have long complained about IP theft in China, which produces hi-tech products for many of the world’s biggest technology brands. Photo: EPA
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