Huang, who served as the World Bank’s country director for China from 1997 to 2004, noted that China has refined its court system to enhance IP protection.

“Better courts were created in the major cities, (like) Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, only in the last four or five years, and more neutral courts are being created throughout China,” Huang said.

Citing a recent survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, he said over 90 percent of U.S. companies have acknowledged China’s efforts in improving IP protection.