The Chinese government is determined to improve its system of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, making it more efficient and enhancing the nation's awareness, said Vice Premier Wu Yi Tuesday in a letter to an ongoing senior symposium on China's IPR and economic development.
The symposium, held here by the State Intellectual Property Office, the Development Research Center of the State Council and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), is an important part of a one-week nationwide campaign on IPR protection.
The Chinese government has fully realized that continued IPR protection and improvement of relevant systems benefit China's all-round economic and social development as well as sustainable development, she said.
China is exploring ways to make use of IPR systems for national economic and social progress and to create a win-win situation in international exchanges, she said.
"We are willing to learn advanced experience of other countries in this regard to further improve China's IPR systems and enhance law execution on IPR protection," she said.
(Xinhua News Agency April 21, 2004)