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China expresses regret at U.S. move to file WTO challenge

Staff Writer |
China’s commerce ministry said that China expressed regret at the United States for filing a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO), adding that it has always respected WTO rules.

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The office of the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Friday that the USTR had filed a request for consultations with China at the WTO to address “discriminatory technology licensing agreements”.

China has been consistent in highly valuing the protection of intellectual property, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

China has taken strong measures to protect the legal rights and interests of both domestic and foreign owners of intellectual property, the ministry said.

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