Global Times

The latest US criticism is also in contrast to the results of a survey released by the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) in February, which showed that US companies in China are more concerned about US-China trade tension than IPR protection.

According to the survey, which was conducted in November and December 2018 and represented the views of 314 out of 771 AmCham China member company representatives, 59 percent of the US companies operating in China thought the country had made progress in protecting trademarks and brands over the past five years.

The majority of respondents acknowledged China’s efforts to improve the way in which IPR laws are written and enforced, especially with respect to trademark and brand protection.