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
Topic |   China economy
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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