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China says criticisms on IP protection lack evidence amid trade spat

Critics also ignored the significant progress China has made on IP protection, Shen Changyu told a press conference in response to a question on concerns raised by countries like the United States.

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 Criticisms of China's (IP) protection "lack evidence" and infringement is a worldwide problem, the of China's National Administration said on Sunday.

Critics also ignored the significant progress has made on protection, told a press conference in response to a question on concerns raised by like the

"Some countries' criticisms of China's protection lack evidence and are non-specific," Shen said.

has been a topic of "deep concern" in ongoing Sino-U.S. trade negotiations and would take further measures to comprehensively strengthen its IP protections this year, he said.

The measures will include amending China's IP laws to increase the cost for infringements, boosting the efficiency of IP approvals, and providing lower-cost and more convenient channels, Shen said.

and last year slapped import duties on each other's products as the seeks reforms to Chinese practices that it says result in the theft of U.S. and the forced transfer of technology from U.S. companies to Chinese firms.

U.S. Trade and will travel to for trade talks beginning on April 30 to discuss issues including intellectual property and forced

In April the labeled 36 as inadequately protecting U.S. intellectual property rights, keeping on a priority watch list, a move that said lacks objective standards and fairness.

"China has some problems and we are stepping up efforts to fix them. But meanwhile, IP infringement is a global problem that exists in every country," Shen told reporters.

"Every country should try to improve their business environment and fix their problems, instead of window dressing themselves," he added.



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First Published: Sun, April 28 2019. 10:48 IST