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war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu
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The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment
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rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as
Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for
上海会所eign direct investment increased by nearly 70 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2019, the highest such i
ncrease since 2015. Meanwhile, the growth of US investment in China is slowing.上海会所女神会所
Essential to improve investment environment
上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u
p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi
ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所
roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.
But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count
上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co
mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r
emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm
artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所
China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain
committed to integration, hoping that, thanks to existing interconnections, sanctions on Chinese high-tech com上海会所
panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d
上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo
rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.
opment strategy of the Yangtze River Delta. The general offices of intellectual property joint committee of Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangsu provinces and Shanghai signe
d a framework agreement on the integrated intellectual property development of the Yangtze River Delta region in Shanghai in April 2018, stre
ngthening cooperation in areas such as regional intellectual property development, joint development, p上海会所
rotection and governance, service sharing and people-to-people and cultural cooperation.A 2019 intellectual pro
perty publicity week summit and intellectual property service industry supporting policy briefings took place in Xuhui district.上海会所品茶微信
Changning district carried on trainings themed on basic knowledge and key points of enterprises’ intellectual pr
operty work, as well as quizzes on intellectual property.Putuo district organized a companies’ i
ntellectual property management salon and other lectures on patent application and protection.上海会所品茶微信
Yangpu district held a symposium on intellectual property protection for enterprise innovation and
development, infringement case sharing session and on-site consultation on information network infringement.
Baoshan district also carried on an on-site consultation receiv
ing more than 120 enterprises and distributing over 800 copies of promotional materials. A symposiu
m themed on “strengthening IPR protection and creating a first-class business environment” also took place in the district.上海会所品茶微信
Jiading district organized an intellectual property public forum for the science and innovation c
上海会所品茶微信ore functional area, and nine district government departments rolled out IPR protection activities.
Minhang district established an intellectual property rights protection expert advisory group as its contribution to this year’s intellec
tual property publicity events. The 2019 internet audio-visual copyright forum kicked off in the district, which also held an enterprise int上海会所
ellectual property strategy seminar and training for enterprise intellectual property management system auditors.
上海会所品茶微信To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, all districts in Shanghai organized various forms of intellectual prop
erty publicity events, including seminars, policy briefings, symposiums, training, forums and roadshows.
Pudong New Area released the White Paper on the Intellectual Property Development in Pudong in the Year 2018 an
d held seminars on frontier and hot issues of intellectual property in the IC (integrated circuit) industry.
Huangpu district held a seminar on trademark practices for white-collared workers上海会所品茶微信
and carried out patent practice trainings in the Jiangnan Zhizao creative industrial park.
Relevant departments have also organized efforts to crack down on
IPR infringement, including manufacture and sale of counterfeit and shoddy goods.
o Greater Bay Area, which aims to be a world-class technological hub, SSGKC will play a key role in cr
上海会所eating an innovation platform for the coordinated development of the cities in the region. Officials said it can be smoothly con
nected with the business environments of Hong Kong and Macao and promote multilateral economic collaborations.上海会所品茶微信
Of particular interest, the local government said it aims to build a data exchange center and a technological innovation park for the greater bay area.
As the country’s only pilot zone for intellectual property applications and protection, SSGKC will provide compr
ehensive services to protect the achievements of companies and facilitate their patent applications. Meanwhile, it pla上海会所
ns to build an International IP Exchange Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, the local government said.
“One of the main reasons that overseas resources and companies are choosing to cooperate with the knowledge city or settle do上海会所品茶微信
wn here is that SSGKC is relentless in its efforts to be as good as its global counterparts in terms of IP pr
上海会所otection,” said Yu Long, president of Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute.
More than 80 IP-related organizations and institutes are located in SSGKC, including the IP
Court of Guangzhou, one of the patent examination centers of the China National Intellectual Property Ad上海会所品茶微信
ministration and the first overseas representative office of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.
上海会所Li Lietao, co-founder and board chairman of Lion TCR Pte, a renowned clinical-stage biotechnolo
gy company in Asia, said his decision to move the company from Singapore to SSGKC two years ago has been proven wise.
He said he was attracted by the familiar planning of SSGKC, which, in上海会所品茶微信
itially based on the planning idea of Liu Thai-Ker, former master planner of Singapore, has be
en developed into a naturally harmonious community on the 123-square-kilometer plot.
na, and the one-China principle is the foundation of China-US relations and an international consensus,” Shao said.
“The US side has conducted a series of negative rhetoric and actions regarding the Taiwan questi
on, violated the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.
“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to
Taiwan secessionists, and disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.
d, the Chinese military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.
As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermini
ng freedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.
arch institute to accelerate the development of new apparatuses for underground detection that could reduce interference from human activity.
“We will also explore carrying out observational experiments
in wells from hundred of meters to 1,000 meters deep, and through scientific drilling that will p
enetrate active earthquake faults to gain more information about underground structures,” he said.
Currently, 13 countries have been involved in the project, includ
ing Russia, Egypt and Algeria, and 17 domestic research teams, including one from U
niversity of Science and Technology of China, have started research on the site, Zheng noted.
tion equipment, support for outdoor observation and data sharing services”, he said.
ties brought by the BRI, which by some estimates could be worth 1.8 billion pounds ($2.33 billion) annually to the British economy.
As a financial hub for international infrastructure investmen
t, British firms and international companies based in the UK stand ready to provide many of the ser
vices required along the Belt and Road, especially as it becomes more of a shared venture, she said.
They can also provide private financing required by the project and support thro
ugh green finance, consultancy, rule of law and foreign exchange, McGuinness added.
Seventy years after the founding of the People’s Republic of China, ties between China and UK h
ave gone from strength to strength, with bilateral trade now worth nearly 70 billion pounds, McGuinness said.
“I look forward to celebrating this long, fruitful relationship with our Chinese counterp
arts, and to marking the next chapter of our partnership in the Belt and Road,” she added.