It was the second consecutive year the number of IPR cases processed by the courts went up by more than 40 per cent. Photo: Handout

China made rulings on 40 per cent more intellectual property cases in 2018 - a key area of tension in relations with US

  • Chief Justice Zhou Qiang says 288,000 first instance IP-related cases were concluded in 2018 – up 41.8 per cent from last year
  • It’s a key area of tension in trade relations between the US and China
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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It was the second consecutive year the number of IPR cases processed by the courts went up by more than 40 per cent. Photo: Handout
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Systemic IP theft in China costs US companies at least US$50 billion per year, according to a US Trade Representative report published in April 2018, following an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Photo: AFP

US-China trade war: Can China meet US demands on IP theft and forced technology transfer?

  • One of the primary demands from the United States is for Beijing to strengthen intellectual property protection and stop forcing the transfer of technology
  • China has made some concessions, but still considerably lags Western markets on enforcement
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Systemic IP theft in China costs US companies at least US$50 billion per year, according to a US Trade Representative report published in April 2018, following an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Photo: AFP
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