Tag Archives: IPR

China: Daily Scan, March 02, 2022

China releases 5-year plan on elderly care: Xinhuanet
March 1, 2022

China has released a five-year plan on elderly care for the 2021-2025 period, aiming to boost the health of the country’s aging population. According to the plan, over 78 percent of China’s senior population has at least one chronic disease and the number of incapacitated elderly individuals continues to grow, calling for more relevant institutions, personnel, services and policies to meet the demand of the elderly. Click here to read…

Police chief of northeast China’s Liaoning under investigation: Xinhuanet
March 1, 2022

Wang Dawei, vice governor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province and head of the provincial public security department, is under investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of discipline and the law. Click here to read…

China to further optimize government services: Xinhuanet
March 1, 2022

China is looking to further optimize its government services, standardizing and normalizing these services and making them more convenient, according to a guideline released by the State Council. Click here to read…

China’s top legislature has 2,951 lawmakers: Xinhuanet
February 28, 2022

The 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, now has a total of 2,951 deputies, according to the NPC Standing Committee. The figure was made public Monday in an announcement issued by the NPC Standing Committee. Click here to read…

China issues revised regulations to protect underwater cultural relics: Xinhuanet
February 28, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has signed a State Council decree to promulgate the revised regulations on the protection of underwater cultural relics. The regulations will take effect on April 1 and lay down requirements to strengthen the conservation and management of underwater cultural relics given new circumstances in recent years. Click here to read…

Xi stresses fostering world-class enterprises: Xinhuanet
February 28, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged efforts to speed up fostering world-class enterprises and strengthen the cultivation of talents in basic academic disciplines. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while chairing the 24th meeting of the central commission for deepening overall reform. Click here to read…

Chinese, Ukrainian FMs hold phone talks over Ukrainian situation: Xinhuanet
March 1, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a phone conversation at request with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday. Kuleba briefed Wang about the first round of Ukraine-Russia talks, saying that the end of the fighting is the top priority for Ukraine. Click here to read…

China issues report on U.S. human rights violations: Xinhuanet
February 28, 2022

China’s State Council Information Office on Monday issued the Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2021. The report said the human rights situation in the United States, which has notorious records, worsened in 2021. Its political manipulation led to a sharp surge in COVID-19 deaths while shooting deaths in the country hit a new record. Click here to read…

China pledges more efforts to stimulate consumption: Xinhuanet
March 1, 2022

China will continue to promote consumption with multiple measures in 2022 as the country faces downward pressure, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday. China’s retail sales of consumer goods, a vital consumption indicator, posted only a 1.7-percent growth year on year in December 2021 as the whole year’s retail sales rose 12.5 percent, indicating a pressure of demand contraction, Commerce Minister Wang Wentao told a press conference. Click here to read…

China launches campaign against women, child trafficking: Xinhuanet
March 2, 2022

China’s Ministry of Public Security has decided to launch a 10-month special operation to crack down on abduction and trafficking of women and children starting from March 1 amid efforts to better protect these groups. Click here to read…

Over 7,800 arrested for IPR infringement in China in 2021: Xinhuanet
March 1, 2022

Chinese prosecutors approved the arrest of 7,835 people in 2021 for suspected violations of intellectual property rights (IPR), up 9.2 percent year on year, statistics from the top procuratorate show. Click here to read…

Civil affairs minister appointed: China Daily
March 1, 2022

Tang Dengjie, 57, a former vice-minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, was appointed minister of civil affairs by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, on Monday. He has previously held posts in companies and politics. Click here to read…

SPP document calls for strengthened IPR: China Daily
March 2, 2022

Given the vital role that business secrets play in economic development, a document on strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights issued by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on Tuesday called for greater efforts to crack down on crimes involving intellectual property theft, inducement, fraud, coercion, electronic intrusion or other improper means, as well as stealing, spying, buying and illegally providing commercial secrets to overseas institutions, organizations and individuals. Click here to read…

Transport infrastructure to expand: China Daily
March 1, 2022

Li Xiaopeng (second left), minister of transport, attends a news conference on improving the nation’s transport system in Beijing on Monday. CHINA DAILY
China will carry out further infrastructure construction in the transport sector this year, extending the networks of railways, freeways and waterways, as well as building more airports, Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng said. Click here to read…

US NSA launches cyberattacks against China for a decade, making citizens’ privacy ‘run naked’: Global Times
March 2, 2022

The US’ National Security Agency (NSA) has been launching cyberattacks against 47 countries and regions for a decade, with China’s government departments, high-tech companies and military-related institutes among the key targets, the Global Times learned from a report published by the Internet Security Company 360 on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China launches one of the largest Chinese citizens evacuations in Ukraine: Global Times
March 1, 2022

In one of the largest Chinese citizen evacuations in history, the Chinese embassy in Ukraine has already arranged the departure of some 2,300 fellow citizens from the country in just two days. The vast majority of the evacuees, about 2,200, traveled in buses escorted by embassy staff and local police forces to ensure a safe and quick exit to neighboring countries, with the rest going by trClick here to read…

World’s first LNG dual-fuel VLCC delivered in Northeast China’s Dalian: Global Times
March 1, 2022

The world’s first LNG dual-fuel very large crude carrier (VLCC) ‘Yuan Rui Yang’, manufactured by China State Shipping Corporation (CSSC), has been delivered in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province on Monday, marking a milestone in China taking a lead in applying green, environmentally friendly and energy-saving technologies within the industry. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 5, 2021

China issues IPR protection, application plan for 2021-2025 period: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2021

China has recently issued a major plan on IPR protection and application work for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), highlighting innovation, application and protection in the sector, according to IPR authorities. The plan is a blueprint with detailed targets and measures for the country to embark on a journey to strengthen its intellectual property undertakings, the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) said. Click here to read…

China to regulate business operations of police family members: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2021

Chinese police authority regulates business operations by family members of police officers as it released a document listing business areas to be avoided.The negative list, published by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), delineated five areas in which police officers’ spouses, children and their spouses are banned from entering. Click here to read…

China seeks to expand IoT applications into more areas: People’s Daily
November 4, 2021

China plans to have more than 2 billion connections for its Internet of Things (IoT) by 2023, according to an action plan jointly formulated and released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and seven other ministries. Click here to read…

11 nabbed over money scam using digital currency: China Daily
November 4, 2021

Police in Xinmi in Central China’s Henan province have detained 11 suspects after cracking down on the country’s first money laundering case using digital currency. “The crackdown has opened a new battlefield to fight against money laundering in the country,” said Xinmi police in their official WeChat account on Wednesday. Click here to read…

UN General Assembly panel adopts China’s draft arms-control resolution: China Daily
November 5, 2021

The First Committee of the 76th United Nations General Assembly passed a draft resolution on arms control submitted by China on Wednesday. It was the first time in 30 years that China proposed a measure on international arms control and disarmament issues at the UN. The draft resolution “Promoting International Cooperation on Peaceful Uses in the Context of International Security” says that “all countries have the right to exchange equipment, materials, and science and technology for peaceful purposes, and that all countries should take concrete measures to promote peace while fulfilling their obligations to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery”.Click here to read…

Latest blasts in Kabul deepen concerns over security; Taliban govt urged to take stronger measures in fighting terrorism: Global Times
November 3, 2021

Explosions at the biggest military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed at least 25 people and injured more than 50 on Tuesday, deepened the international community’s concerns over the security situation and stability in Afghanistan. Analysts urged the Afghan Taliban interim government to take stronger moves to crack down on terrorism before more extremists are stirred up and drive the war-torn country into a hotbed of terrorism and extremism. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping vows to address trade practice concerns as China seeks to join Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: South China Morning Post
November 4, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping criticised protectionism and unilateralism on Thursday, promising to address concerns about China’s trade practices as the country seeks to join a Pacific Rim trade bloc. “China supports the reform of the World Trade Organization in the right direction, the inclusive development of the multilateral trading system, and the legitimate rights and interests of the developing members,” Xi said, adding that China would push forward its efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). and the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement.
In a video address to the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, Xi said China has “fully fulfilled the commitments it made when joining the WTO in 2001”. Click here to read…

Beijing orders fresh batch of apps, including some run by Tencent and Alibaba, to rectify violations as regulatory crackdown continues: South China Morning Post
November 3, 2021

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has ordered 38 apps, including news and music services apps run by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings, as well as popular social media platforms such as Xiaohongshu, to rectify violations related to excessive data collection and publishing misleading information, as Chinese authorities maintain a regulatory crackdown. Click here to read…

Top Hong Kong court rules against government bid to expand riot prosecutions: Reuters
November 4, 2021

Hong Kong’s top court on Thursday quashed attempts by the city’s government to prosecute people for rioting or illegal assembly even without being present at the scene – a ruling lawyers described as a landmark. The five-judge panel in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal, headed by Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, unanimously rejected an earlier ruling by a lower appeal court that people, such as supporters, could be criminally liable without being actually present under the common law doctrine of “joint enterprise”.Click here to read…

Chinese developers’ shares, bonds stumble again as Kaisa, units suspended: Reuters
November 5, 2021

A rout in shares and bonds of Chinese property developers deepened on Friday as Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd (1638.HK) and three of its units had their shares suspended, a day after Kaisa said an affiliate had missed a payment on a wealth management product. Shenzhen-based homebuilder Kaisa, which has guaranteed the wealth management product, said in a statement on Thursday it is facing unprecedented liquidity pressure due to a challenging property market and rating downgrades. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 20, 2021

Xi stresses sound development of digital economy: Xinhuanet
October 19, 2021

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called for grasping the trend and law of digital economic development and pushing forward the sound development of the digital economy in the country. Xi made the remarks on Monday when presiding over a study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. Click here to read…

China deliberates draft amendment to Anti-monopoly Law: Xinhuanet
October 19, 2021

A draft amendment to the Anti-monopoly Law was submitted on Tuesday to the ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, for the first reading. The draft amendment clarifies the basic position of competition policy and the legal status of the fair-competition review system. Click here to read…

China launches campaign against internet-user account malpractice: Xinhuanet
October 19, 2021

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has launched a campaign with aims to effectively solve prominent problems in the operation of internet user accounts. User accounts for instant messaging, news and information, live streaming, online gaming, e-commerce and other types of online platforms will be the focus of the campaign, said the CAC on Tuesday. Click here to read…

IPR regulator steps up building think tanks: China Daily
October 18, 2021

China’s top regulator of intellectual property rights said it is advancing the building of IPR think tanks to meet goals in a central plan and help the country effectively solve IPR-related problems in the new era. Click here to read…

CPC appoints seven to key Party posts: China Daily
October 20, 2021

The Communist Party of China Central Committee announced the appointment of new Party secretaries for two autonomous regions and five provinces on Tuesday. Wang Junzheng, former Party chief of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, has been appointed Party secretary of the Tibet autonomous region, the CPC Central Committee said.
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Five CUHK students get up to 59 months’ jail over riots: China Daily

The District Court on Tuesday sentenced five Chinese University of Hong Kong students to up to four years and 11 months in prison for their roles in the rioting that took place at the university’s campus in 2019. The five defendants, aged between 20 and 23, were arrested for participating in the violent clashes with the police force on a bridge at the CUHK on Nov 11, when the city was rocked by months-long social unrest. Click here to read…

Social media accounts of fake government organizations and zombie fans among main targets of China’s top cyberspace regulator campaign: Global Times
October 20, 2021

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), China’s top cyberspace regulator, held a working meeting on Monday on the “Clear and Bright” campaign and stressed certain accounts as major targets, including the accounts of banned users and “zombie followers” of celebrities. Owners of illegal accounts that were shut down according to the law and platform rules are not allowed to open new accounts with the same or similar names. The owner should be banned from registering for a new account for a period based on the severity of the violations, according to the meeting of the CAC. Click here to read…

China’s top economic planner vows ‘all necessary means’ to curb ‘irrational’ coal prices: Global Times
October 19, 2021

China’s top economic planner on Tuesday vowed to resort to all necessary means based on the country’s price law, mulling concrete measures to intervene in coal prices, as the official stance grows harsher on runaway coal prices that have put energy supplies at stake. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said that coal prices have become completely divorced from the fundamentals of supply and demand and as the heating season approaches, prices are still showing a further trend of irrational rises. Click here to read…

China sends in 100 rocket launchers to fortify border with India: South China Morning Post
October 19, 2021

China has deployed more than 100 advanced long-range rocket launchers to its high-altitude borders with India, according to a source close to the Chinese military, as the two sides remain deadlocked over their protracted boundary disputes. The source said the People’s Liberation Army was ramping up defences in preparation for the Himalayan winter and in response to the Indian Army’s deployment of three regiments with M777 ultra-light howitzers along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. Click here to read…

China’s property, construction sectors contract as Evergrande crisis, tougher regulation hit home: South China Morning Post
October 19, 2021

China’s property and construction sectors contracted in the third quarter for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, hurt by a slump in real estate as the China Evergrande Group debt crisis and the effects of Beijing’s tougher property market regulation spread to other parts of the economy. Output in the real estate and construction industries shrank 1.6 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively in the third quarter of 2021, according to a supplemental report on China’s gross domestic product released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China’s Canton Fair wraps up, but exporters lament the lack of foreign buyers: South China Morning Post
October 20, 2021

Canton Fair participants said global inflation was the biggest risk for their businesses as they attended the biannual trade event in person for the first time in three exhibitions.

The five-day fair – the largest of its kind in China – kicked off last Friday in Guangzhou, but many Chinese exhibitors said they were disappointed at the lack of foreign buyers, with some packing up and leaving early on the last day of the fair on Tuesday. Many exporters taking part in the exhibition, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), said they had not signed up or approached new foreign buyers during the event, while domestic buyers showed little interest in placing orders. Click here to read…

China updates official news sources list to tighten information oversight: Reuters
October 20, 2021

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the country’s top internet regulator, published an updated list on Wednesday of 1,358 internet news services, stating that information service providers can only reprint news from these sources. The list arrives amid a regulatory crackdown on a range of industries from Chinese authorities, including the media sector. Click here to read…