Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Chinese intellectual property in the grander scheme of things

William R. Hawkins, senior fellow for national-security studies at the US Business and Industry Council has a pessimistic view about China's intentions to straighten its IP protection policy. He places those efforts in line with an ominous list of reform promises in other fields of governement policy:

"Beijing's claim in "Peaceful Development" that it will never turn its increasing wealth into international power is no more credible than the claims it has made in other white papers issued in 2005. The list includes:

"Building a Political Democracy in China" (October);
"China's Endeavors for Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation" (September);
"New Progress in China's Protection of Intellectual Property Rights" (April);
"China's Progress in Human Rights" (April)."

Do you see a pattern?

Read Hawkins' article for the National Review Online here.

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