Senators Blast China on IP Enforcement

On Monday, two prominent U.S. Senators released a new government report (US International Trade Commission study) showing that "widespread counterfeiting and piracy in China" has had an impact on U.S. economic interests. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Senator Charles Grassley, who requested the report, are highlighting its findings because high-level US China trade talks are taking place this week in Washington.

"China continually fails to protect and enforce American intellectual property rights and discriminates against American businesses," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said in a statement that accompanied the report.

"Small steps and empty promises won’t cut it when American jobs are on the line. This week’s US China trade talks are the perfect opportunity for China to make serious commitments to address these issues. It is time for action," Baucus added.


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    masterdingo says:

    Is is just me, or does this just seem like loud impotence? Our Senators are "blasting" or biggest lender, e.g., our bank. We’re basically people on the brink of foreclosure pounding on the bank doors and demanding that they use better stationary. It doesn’t make sense.


    – When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

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    MechaTama31 says:

    They’re not talking about enforcing American laws in China, they’re talking about enforcing international law regarding intellectual property.

    Love your logic there, too.  "B is more important than A, so let’s take absolutely no action on A.  Obviously a government the size of China’s is incapable of addressing more than one issue at a time."

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    MartyB says:

    I completely agree!!!

    This should be on top of China’s priority list. we can overlook child labor, the lack of freedom of speech, the cencorship of internet and journalism and even the Tiananmen Square thing.  But don’t you dare threathen the American jobs by discriminating against Americans by not enforcing the American laws in your country. 

    Nevermind the chinese people their needs, China’s authorities should concentrate on saving american jobs.

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