Wang Qishan: No More Chinese Knock-Offs

Chinese vice-premier Wang Qishan writes on the Wall Street Journal:

Prior to this week’s economic talks with the U.S., the Chinese government unveiled the Outline of National Intellectual Property Rights — a new strategy to tackle the many issues surrounding IPR. This new strategy will improve IPR protection in China and attract greater intellectual resources from abroad.

Moreover, the implementation of this strategy — a milestone in the institution of China’s IPR regime — will boost innovation at home and turn China’s abundant human resources into intellectual resources, with a positive and far-reaching impact on economic and social development in China.

China entered its new historical stage of reform and opening-up in 1978. It wasn’t until then that China began to introduce the concept of intellectual property rights and put in place an IPR regime. Since then, China has promulgated and enforced a host of IPR laws and regulations, including the Trademark Law, the Patent Law, the Copyright Law, the Law Against Unfair Competition, the Rules for Computer Software Protection and the Regulations on the Protection of the Right of Communication Through Information Network.

June 17, 2008 7:52 AM
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