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China: IP rights lacking

Categories: East Asia, China, Economics & Business, Elections, Governance, Ideas, Law, Politics

In ‘China Ponders Propaganda Role for Non-Red Parties,’ China Confidential‘s Confidential Reporter sees the combined 500,000 members of China's non-Communist political parties—contrasted by 70 million Communist Party members—more as propaganda tools than a sign of democratization [1], and observes a lack of commitment from the Chinese government in upholding intellectual property rights [2] in ‘Intelligence Briefs: China in No Rush to End IP Piracy.’

“[D]espite official promises and pronouncements,” Confidential Reporter writes, “the piracy problem, like most major problems in China, is probably going to get worse before it gets better…”