USTR’s recently released NTE report shows continuing lack of clarity over key Chinese legal terms. The report also declines to discuss commercial rule of law issues raised in last years Special 301 report. What role does commercial rule of law have in the Biden Administration’s trade diplomacy? The answer is unclear.
A forthcoming lecture by Mark Cohen on Weaponization of Intellectual Property Against China at UCSD.
Why is this year’s Special 301 Report (the “Report”) from USTR (April 29, 2019) different from prior reports? In prior years, this report often repeated materials found elsewhere, such as in the […]
CNIPA released on April 20, 2020, its 2020-2021 Implementation of the “Opinions on Strengthening the Protection of Intellectual Property” Promotion Plan” (2020—2021年贯彻落实《关于强化知识产权保护的意见》推进计划) (the “Promotion Plan”). Attached are a copy of the Promotion […]
Recently several writers have criticized the Trump administration’s strategic choice of confrontation over collaboration with China. Among them was an open letter published in the July 2, 2019, Washington Post, “China is Not […]
DS/542, the WTO case that the US filed against China regarding China’s legal regime for foreign technology transfers, has now been suspended by order of the Panel. The parallel case that was […]
Here is my attempt to unpack recent legislation and their relevance to the on-going trade dispute. In recent months, China has amended its Foreign Investment Law, the Technology Import/Export Regulations (“TIER”), the […]
“Most people use statistics the way a drunkard uses a lamp post, more for support than illumination.” Mark Twain What are the losses due to “IP Theft” from China? On a recent […]
In the first part of this blog, I talked about unilateral steps that the United States and China have been taking during the ‘trade war’ to address concerns regarding forced tech transfer. […]
“The 60-year-old Yin Zhiyi (Gerald Yin) resolutely gave up the US’s annual salary of one million dollars, broke through the layers of US government review, … He led a team of more […]