Peter S. Goodman: China a Weak Ally on Piracy

From The Washington Post:

Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez on Friday engaged in what has become a required ritual for U.S. trade officials visiting China’s capital: He walked down the street and surveyed the plentiful supply of pirated Hollywood movies, finding a DVD copy of the new “Star Wars” film selling for a single dollar. Then, he told a room full of journalists that he was here to put a stop to this trade.

“We would like to see greater enforcement,” Gutierrez said at an afternoon news conference, underlining that intellectual property is his major talking point on his first official trip to China. “I’ll be speaking with Chinese officials. The time is now to see some results.”


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