The World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in March. Photo: Reuters
The World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in March. Photo: Reuters

Beijing blocking Wikipedia from United Nations intellectual property agency over Taiwan is resistance against ‘Western values’, analysts say

  • The move counters Washington’s successful campaign earlier this year to derail China’s candidate as head of the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • The UN agency has an outsize role in global patents and trademarks, which is attractive to both China and the US as they battle over technology

The World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in March. Photo: Reuters
The World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in March. Photo: Reuters
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