EU, U.S. Perception: “China Is Discriminating”. What Are We Going To Do Against It?

US: We have so manystars, we deserve to be treated accordingly in China U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is visiting China to try to smooth the Sino-Chinese relations (one can argue that the U.S. is borrowing money from China to import from China) and meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (习近平) who is expected to succeed President Hu Jintao (胡锦涛) in […]

China Cockpit: Flood the Market With Counterfeits To Fight Inflation

Imagine China Government Airlines, where the Chinese government is trying to pilot its citizens from poverty to wealth in a way that those sitting in different classes (such as the superpremium class with private beds and the class where you have to stand all flight)will stay harmonious. It’s interesting to think what decisions the pilots […]

Hu Jintao’s Serious Words About Innovation and IPR in China: “Treasure As Your Life”

Innovation is for each country crucial to compete. Now China’s Harmony Express, the world’s fastest long-distance passenger train service between Guangzhou (廣州) and Wuhan (武漢) has just been launched and is with 350 kilometers per hour 50 kilometers per hour faster than Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train and France’s TGVs. Read Tom Mitchell’s article for FT […]

Promotion and Protection of China’s Culture: Hard Copyright For Soft Power

In The Economist special report on China and the US called ‘Overkill’ where the author James Miles postulates the opinion that China is piling up more weapons than it appears to need, Mr Miles also writes about the need for China to develop its soft power:“Soft power was mentioned for the first time by a […]

Hu Jintao And The Three Supremes Or Do You Rather Listen To Diana Ross?

Intellectual Property Law in China, of course, is not an insulated part of Chinese Law. A fortiori, it is an integral part of it. So those who are interested in IPR in China, could take notice to China’s legal reforms of the last thirty years. Ms Sky Canaves, lead writer for the WSJ’s China Journal, […]