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Trump Moves To Crack Down On Chinese Intellectual Property Practices

Trump Moves To Crack Down On Chinese Intellectual Property Practices

Despite Mr. Trump's promises to be tougher than previous presidents on trade, his administration has proceeded with high levels of caution. "This is why the president has chosen to act now and to act boldly", one administration official said.

"Americans are among the most innovative", said one official.

Like the president, Lighthizer has criticized multilateral venues like the World Trade Organization for failing to provide adequate tools to address China's economic violations.

The President of the United States Donald trump and his Chinese counterpart, XI Jinping, called on North Korea to stop provocations.

The move will not likely include sanctions but it could lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods, according to Politico.

Trump has suggested that he would go easier on China if it were more forceful in getting North Korea to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

Credit Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley Re Source  “Always a Struggle”
Credit Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley Re Source “Always a Struggle”

"China's been engaged in the theft and forced transfer of US technologies and intellectual property for years", added Mr. Wessel, a former Democratic congressional staff member. Pyongyang this week threatened to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam during an exchange of bellicose rhetoric with Trump.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, bluntly accused China of "stealing our intellectual property" - long a concern of Western companies seeking a share of the enormous Chinese market. It was not immediately clear whether he was talking about trade was the subject.

Trump said that Pyongyang should not be more advanced threats to Washington. -China trade ties and of resolving differences "through dialogue and consultation". "The results are there for all to see". "It's not going to continue like that", Trump said from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. "An important question going forward will be whether USA companies and trade associations who have highlighted the problem will actually come forward and assist our government in the investigation or whether they will hide the facts, fearful that our government won't follow through, that the Chinese will retaliate against their interests or that they'll have to admit what's happened to their critical assets".

And then on Thursday, when speaking with reporters, Trump said in relation to North Korea, "if China helps us, I feel a lot differently toward trade".

Kennedy of CSIS says business leaders express a range of opinions, depending on how much they discrimination they face in China and how key Chinese profits are to their business. Trump made addressing the US trade deficit with China a centerpiece of his campaign past year and has suggested raising tariffs on goods from China.

"This is a critical action, and long overdue", said Michael Wessel, a member of the U.S.

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