Senior officials from China and the US have vowed to further strengthen cooperation on intellectual property protection.
China attaches great importance to the US' experiences of intellectual property protection and would like to learn from its advanced technological management measures on combating internet piracy, said Liu Binjie, deputy director of the State Press and Publication Administration.
Liu had a closed-door meeting with Jon Dudas, under secretary of the US Department of Commerce for Intellectual Property, on Monday.
"We exchanged views on laws and policies on how to fight internet piracy in China, the implementation of intellectual property regulations and the closer cooperation between the two sides," Liu told reporters after the one-hour discussion.
According to Liu, the US and China have designated special liaison officers to deal with intellectual property projects and called for them to hold their first meeting as soon as possible. In the long-term, they will hold visits annually.
Dudas, who is also the director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, said the US side was willing to share experiences with China on anti-piracy.
He said the US would send experts to train Chinese intellectual property officials, and would invite them to visit the Cyber-Crime Division of the US Department of Homeland Security.
Dudas also congratulated China on its 100-day nationwide intensive anti-piracy campaign, calling the campaign "useful and encouraging."
(Xinhua News Agency November 14, 2006)