Ex­perts: Ques­tions about IP se­cu­rity mis­placed

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China has the con­fi­dence and ca­pa­bil­ity to deal with any chal­lenges in the field of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights, an of­fi­cial with the State In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Of­fice said on Sat­ur­day.

“China’s achieve­ments in in­no­va­tion were made not through steal­ing or plun­der­ing, but based on the down-toearth ef­forts of the Chi­nese peo­ple,” said Zhang Zhicheng, the of­fice’s head of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights pro­tec­tion and co­or­di­na­tion af­fairs.

On March 22, the United States Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive is­sued a re­port out­lin­ing the find­ings of its in­ves­ti­ga­tion into China’s prac­tices re­lated to tech­nol­ogy trans­fer, in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty and in­no­va­tion.

It con­cluded that the acts, poli­cies, and prac­tices of the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment are un­rea­son­able or dis­crim­i­na­tory and re­sult in at least $50 bil­lion in harm to the US econ­omy every year.

Zhang said the claims of the US in­ves­ti­ga­tion on China’s tech­nol­ogy trans­fers and in­no­va­tions are ground­less.

Fol­low­ing the US and Ja­pan, China be­came the third coun­try in the world to re­ceive more than 1 mil­lion patent ap­pli­cants by 2016, ac­cord­ing to statis­tics from the of­fice.

Xiong Meng, sec­re­tary gen­eral of China Fed­er­a­tion of In­dus­trial Eco­nom­ics, said China’s in­creas­ing in­vest­ment in in­no­va­tion is the driv­ing force to the im­prove­ment in the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try and its grow­ing com­pet­i­tive­ness glob­ally.

He said that huge gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment in sci­en­tific re­search and de­vel­op­ment guar­an­teed the rapid tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ment of do­mes­tic en­ter­prises.

Wu Changqi, pres­i­dent of the EMBA Cen­ter at Pek­ing Univer­sity’s Guanghua School of Man­age­ment, said tech­nol­ogy trans­fers from the US to China re­sult from the free mar­ket com­pe­ti­tion be­tween multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions as a way to fight for a big­ger share of China’s mar­ket.

“The en­hance­ment of China’s man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­ity and in­ter­na­tional com­pet­i­tive­ness is at­trib­uted to the coun­try’s huge in­vest­ment in in­no­va­tion,” he said. “Many over­seas com­pa­nies have ben­e­fited from China’s do­mes­tic re­sources and its huge po­ten­tial mar­ket in the past years.”

“The US al­le­ga­tion of ‘forced tech­nol­ogy trans­fer’ is a clear ex­cuse to sup­press sci­en­tific in­no­va­tion in China and pro­tect its do­mes­tic in­dus­tries,” Liu Xiaom­ing, China’s am­bas­sador to the United King­dom, said on Thurs­day.

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