The US is seeking a World Trade Organization (WTO) probe over whether Chinese rules over imports of copyrighted US goods break trade rules.
According to the US, Chinese barriers to imports of legal US films, books and music have prompted a surge in fakes. The US is asking the WTO to set up a panel to investigate further, after direct talks with China failed. This is the fourth time the US has asked a WTO panel to resolve what is sees as unfair Chinese trade barriers. [Full Text]
See also: Pressure grows on China as trade surplus soars from Financial Times.
[Image: The US says fake goods are harming the market for legal ones, from Getty Images.]