Original title: the US accuses China of stealing intellectual property rights? Get the evidence!
"The office of the Ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson" (xws4_fmprc), in July 13th, at a regular press conference in the Ministry of foreign affairs, a reporter asked: in July 10th, the office of the United States trade representative published a statement on the 301 investigation, which accused China of "theft of intellectual property". How do you comment on this?
Hua Chunying: China's Ministry of Commerce has issued a statement on relevant issues, expounded China's solemn stand and refuted the fallacies of the US side.
In recent months, the US has repeatedly accused China of stealing intellectual property rights, but has never been able to produce strong evidence. Facts are better than eloquence. According to statistics, the number of innovative enterprises in China has ranked the second in the world. China's patent applications submitted through the Patent Cooperation Treaty are second only to the United States, ranking second in the world. In December 2017, the World Intellectual Property Organization (IPR) report published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (IPR) of the world intellectual property index (IPR) report showed that China's State Intellectual Property Office has accepted more than 1 million 300 thousand applications for invention patents, ranking first in the world for 7 consecutive years, exceeding the sum of the United States, Japan, South Korea and the European Patent Office. China is expected to become the world's largest international patent application country in the next 3 years. All these indicate that China has become a big country with independent intellectual property rights. At the same time, China's external use of intellectual property rights fees has reached $28 billion 600 million last year, with a deficit of over $20 billion. Among them, the payment of intellectual property rights in the United States increased by 14% over the same period last year. These figures and facts have forcefully returned from one side to the unwarranted accusation by the United States of the so-called Chinese theft of intellectual property, indicating that China's attitude to respect and protection of intellectual property is serious and that action is effective.
According to the latest global innovation index issued by the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), China has first entered the list of the 20 most innovative economies in the world, and is the only middle-income country that has entered the top 20. From the point of view, China's absolute value of human capital and R & D input is second in the world; from output, China is the country with the largest number of patent applications, the largest number of scientific publications and the largest number of scientific and technological workers and R & D personnel. China is gradually becoming a leader in global innovation and brand.
I also want to emphasize again that innovation and intellectual property are not exclusive "patents" in the United States, and that the application of intellectual property rights and the promotion of economic and social progress are not the exclusive rights of the United States. Innovation and intellectual property rights should serve the progress and well-being of all mankind, instead of being a tool for the United States to suppress other countries' development and safeguard their own interests.
Editor in responsibility: Zhang Di
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