China resolved to protect intellectual property: minister

Nov 07, 2010
Chinese commerce minister Chen Deming addresses a business on November 5. China is determined to fully protect intellectual property, the country's trade minister said Saturday during an economic forum here with Portuguese and Chinese businessmen.

China is determined to fully protect intellectual property, the country's trade minister said Saturday during an economic forum here with Portuguese and Chinese businessmen.

"We have a long road ahead in terms of protecting , but we will try to do our best," Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said.

"If future generations don't know how to protect intellectual property, we will miss out on dynamism in terms of innovative activity," he said, adding China already has a body that protects intellectual property.

Chen spoke shortly before the start of a two-day visit to Portugal of Chinese President Hu Jintao, amid hopes Lisbon will reap the benefit of Beijing's largesse in trade deals and alleviate market pressure on its debt.

The two countries are expected to ink several cooperation agreements, notably in the telecommunications and sectors, according to Chen.

"Even though China was not committed within the framework in reducing its , China wants to do everything it can to develop its green economy," he said.

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ormondotvos
not rated yet Nov 07, 2010
Isn't that special? Now China is worried someone might steal from THEM!
marjon
not rated yet Nov 07, 2010
A communist country protecting private property? The power of profit and self-interest.
paulthebassguy
not rated yet Nov 07, 2010
I don't think legislation in China will do much to protect intellectual property. They need a cultural shift.
marjon
1 / 5 (1) Nov 07, 2010
I don't think legislation in China will do much to protect intellectual property. They need a cultural shift.

They need a political shift.
frajo
3 / 5 (2) Nov 08, 2010
We'll have to wait & see whether China will just copy & paste the Western & intellectually wrong semantics of the term "intellectual property" or whether they'll use a more decent language.
frajo
1 / 5 (1) Nov 08, 2010
A communist country protecting private property?
Of course they don't just mean what you mean.
You want the percentage of poor people to be as high as possible when you write "protection of property".
That's the opposite of China's intentions.