SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese state media on Monday criticized the United States for his complaints about theft of intellectual property, and called it a “political tool” meant to suppress the economic development of China.
FILE PHOTO: The flags of China, USA and the Chinese Communist y are displayed in a flag stall in the Yiwu Wholesale in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China, May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song
The US has lobbed complaints about the Chinese theft of technology, trade tensions mount between the two largest economies.
An op-ed article in the People’s Daily focused on the Section 301 report, Washington, issued in March 2018, say the authors made the claim that China stole hundreds of billions of dollars of intellectual property from the US.
“If the report is based on proposals or selective data, and it is a kind of science fiction novel,” he said.
“Intellectual property rights should be a bridge for innovation and collaboration between countries. In the hands of the US. it has become a political tool, a weapon includes other countries, and a veil for bullying the world.”
China has become a world leader in the protection of intellectual property rights, it added.
“China is a relatively thorough and high quality legal system for intellectual property, and continually strengthened the legal protection of intellectual property,” the article says.
Many foreign companies are voluntarily active in the technical cooperation and received generous gives, added.
“Even if there are problems with respect to intellectual property arise, these can be resolved through legal means.”
In January, U.S. federal prosecutors began the investigation of the Chinese telecom-equipment supplier Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for allegedly trying to steal technology from the Us carrier T-Mobile US Inc.
Huawei has pleaded not guilty.
Last week, the U. S. commerce department put Huawei on the so-called “Entity List”, which prevents U.S.-based companies from the sale of parts.
Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editing by Clarence Fernandez