US complaints against China at the World Trade Organization over
alleged "copyright piracy" issues will not help solve problems, a
spokesman for China's National Copyright Administration (NCA) said
"I don't deny that IPR infringement and piracy occurs in the
Chinese market, but that doesn't mean the United States is founded
to file complaints against China in the WTO," said NCA spokesman
Wang Ziqiang at a press conference.
He said China has made tremendous efforts in IPR protection over
the past 20 years. But "copyright infringement and piracy is a
global and universal problem, which can not be eradicated
overnight," said Wang.
The spokesman said China and the United States have regular
consultation mechanisms to address IPR issues and IPR problems
could be solved effectively through communication.
"Filing complaints in the WTO is not conducive to improving
China-US cooperation in IPR protection," he said at a press
The United States last Tuesday formally filed two WTO complaints
against China over so-called copyright piracy and restrictions on
the sale of US books, music, videos and movies.
The two new cases were seen as the latest effort by the Bush
administration to increase pressure on China in the area of trade
despite Beijing's efforts to crack down on piracy.
(Xinhua News Agency April 17, 2007)