In an interview with China's government website Tian Lipu, commissioner of SIPO stressed the importance of innovation. According to Tian China should shed its focus on workshop of the world. Innovative technology is what China needs and IPR can protect is. Tian answered in reply to a question about the controversial Pfizer case (read more here): "We are confident that Chinese judicial authorities will handle the case in accordance with laws." All in all, Tian was not saying anything unpredicatable.
Read Shanghai Daily's take on Beijing Time's take on Xinhua's take on the interview of www.gov.cn here.