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  • 20210602en
    China's FDI inflow up 19.6 percent in first 9 months

    During the Jan.-Sept. period, non-financial FDI into the country totaled 859.5 billion yuan. In U.S. dollar terms, FDI into the Chinese mainland totaled 129.3 billion U.S. dollars, up 25.2 percent year on year.

    FDI into the service sector increased 22.5 percent in yuan terms, while high-tech industries saw FDI inflow jumping 29.1 percent year on year, data from the ministry showed.

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    Import-export fair concludes in Guangzhou

    The 130th China Import and Export Fair concluded in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Tuesday after attracting more than 600,000 visitors from around the world.

    About 8,000 domestic and foreign companies displayed their latest products and technology in an exhibition area of 400,000 square meters, with 51 exhibition zones. An additional 26,000 firms exhibited their technologies, goods and services online in search of Sino-foreign cooperation and exchanges and an increased presence in world markets.

    Meanwhile, the Pearl River International Trade Forum, a State-level event, was held for the first time to further expand the fair's influence.

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    8th China International Copyright Expo opens in Hangzhou

    At the opening ceremony, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the NCAC presented the WIPO-NCAC Copyright Awards, including the creativity awards and the awards for copyright utilization, copyright protection, and copyright administration management.

    An exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the implementation of the Copyright Law in China, and seminars on topics such as copyright protection in the fields of the film industry, private economic development and short-video platforms will be held during the expo.

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    SAMR: A total of nearly 20,000 cases concerning trademark infringement investigated and handled in the first eight months this year

    Yan Jun, Head of Law Enforcement Inspection Bureau under the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) introduced that in response to the key fields with high incidence of IPR infringement and counterfeiting and highlighted issues, it is necessary to severely investigate and handle illegal acts, such as trademark infringement, counterfeiting patents, infringements on GIs, and malicious trademark applications. SAMR maintained severe crackdown on infringements. In January to August this year, a total of nearly 20,000 cases were investigated and handled nationwide.

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    Negative list for market access to be further shortened

    The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic regulator, unveiled on Friday the latest draft version of the negative list for market access.

    The draft list for 2021 indicates areas where investment is prohibited or restricted; all other areas are presumed to be open. It now comprises 117 items, compared with 123 in the 2020 version, according to the NDRC.

  • 20211008en
    China the largest applicant for biological breeding patents in the world: report

    China is the world's largest applicant for patents involving biological breeding, said a report issued by the Development and Research Center of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on Sept. 28.

    According to the report, the number of patent applications involving biological breeding is on the rise globally, and most applicants came from China and the U.S.

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    China declares all crypto-currency transactions illegal

    China's central bank on Friday announced a ban on all cryptocurrency payments and services, escalating its ongoing clampdown on bitcoin and other digital coins as it moves to roll out its own virtual currency.

    Chinese regulators' latest action "strictly prohibits" exchanging cryptocurrency for legal tender, providing information or pricing services, and trading in cryptocurrency derivatives. The measure also applies to overseas exchanges that provide services online within the country's borders. Violators will face criminal penalties.

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    13th China-Northeast Asia Expo kicks off in Northeast China

    The 13th China-Northeast Asia Expo launched online and offline in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, on Thursday.

    Over 1,000 enterprises from countries and regions in Northeast Asia are expected to participate in this five-day event.First launched in 2005, the expo has become a major platform for countries in Northeast Asia to build consensus and conduct economic and trade cooperation, with a total of 2,822 cooperation projects signed.

  • China releases work plan for boosting industrial internet development

    Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a work plan to spur the development of the industrial internet on June 7, as China pursues economic upgrading and transformation.
    The plan listed specific tasks for 2021, including deepening "5G + industrial internet," pushing the upgrading of the business network and accelerating the network renovation of industrial equipment.

  • 210 deals signed at 5th World Intelligence Congress

    The fifth World Intelligence Congress (WIC), themed “New Era of Intelligence: Empowering New Development, Fostering New Pattern” ended on May 22 in Tianjin. A total of 210 deals worth 105.7 billion yuan (about 16.4 billion U.S. dollars) were signed at the congress. To date, 563 contracts worth 458.9 billion yuan have been signed.

  • The fourth Digital China Summit opens in China

    The Summit is themed "stimulating new dynamics of data factors and embarking on a new journey for digital China" ,will focus on the digital transformation of several sectors, including governance, the economy, ecology, IT, urban construction and rural revitalization.During the summit, breakthroughs in the information sector and innovations in digital transformation will be exhibited.

  • China prepares for it's future Internet Technology Infrastructure

    The Future Internet Technology Infrastructure was build by Chinese universities according to the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) technology, aiming at a more sophisticated test environment for future Internet systems.

  • Britain's Supreme Court has dismissed two appeals by Chinese telecoms firms Huawei and ZTE over mobile data patent disputes

    In 2014 Unwired Planet, which holds patent licences for 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communication technology, sued Huawei for patent infringement. Years of litigation followed in which the High Court and then the Court of Appeal sided with Unwired Planet in 2017 and 2018. This left the Supreme Court as Huawei’s final legal avenue, with the trial hearing taking place in 2019.
    The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court on Wednesday(26, August, 2020) dismissed appeals by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in the patent disputes. This will shape the way patent licences for technology standards are awarded and enforced. It means that Huawei, ZTE and other companies must take out a global licence for patented technologies deemed essential to international wireless telecommunications standards.