Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 15, 2017

We do not seek an excuse to garrison USA troops north of the Demilitarized Zone.

President Donald Trump yesterday authorised an inquiry on whether to investigate China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the first direct action by the White House against a country Trump has painted as the United States chief trade villain.

Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump is poised to seek a trade investigation of China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property.

"And the inquiry the USA administration has ordered into China's trade policies, if carried out, could intensify tensions, especially on intellectual property rights", the commentary said.

The White House says the memorandum will address China's laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks to his office from Marine One as he returns to the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on August 14, 2017.

The second are commodities that are similar to those that China exports in large quantities to the USA, such as steel or petrochemical products, he said.

"We were thinking it would be wise to put out something that shows how the State Department and the Defense Department work together, it's not one or the other, it's the two working together", he said.

The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property says that China is the world's principal intellectual property infringer.

China announced today it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ore and other goods in three weeks under United Nations sanctions imposed against Pyongyang. Trump's latest move does not mean any immediate sanctions on China as is being reported by some media outlets, but might lead to one at the end of the investigation which could take as long as a year.

Asked whether Kong had any immediate plans to visit Pyongyang, spokeswoman Hua said she had no information about that.

Responding to a question, a senior administration official said many other countries are facing similar problem with respect to China.

Although Trump constantly criticised China's trade practices on the campaign trail, his administration has not taken direct action against Beijing.

"Hopefully Trump will find another path. Things will become even more hard if Beijing and Washington are pitted against each other", The China Daily concluded.

North Korea had also threatened United States saying that it now has the missile capability to attack U.S. cities with nuclear weapons. "They know how I feel", he told reporters on Thursday.

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