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Premier: China to adopt stricter IPR protection system

Updated: Sep 19,2018 2:40 PM     Xinhua

TIANJIN — Premier Li Keqiang said on Sept 19 that that China would adopt a stricter protection system on intellectual property rights (IPRs).

He made the remarks when addressing the opening plenary at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018, also known as Summer Davos, in Tianjin.

Premier Li said that protecting IPRs means protecting and stimulating innovation.

“China cannot achieve innovative development without an environment that respects knowledge and protects property rights,” he said.

China has established a complete legal system on IPR protection. China’s IPR spending to overseas owners is 14 times higher than in 2001 when it became a member of the World Trade Organization, according to Premier Li.

The Premier said that China would further strengthen law enforcement and adopt a stricter and more forceful punitive compensation system on infringement to protect innovation in all areas.