China destroys more than 14 mln pirated, illegal publications

More than 14 million pirated or illegal publications were destroyed across China on Thursday just ahead of World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. The items included pirated audio and visual products, books, digital publications and unauthorized newspapers and periodicals, according to a statement issued by the National Copyright Administration. About 600,000 items were destroyed in Beijing alone, the administration said. The nation faces an arduous task in fighting piracy as more illegal publications have moved online and repeated cases were …

Monkey King Green Tea zone gains approval from govt

The province has gained approval from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine to establish its first demonstration zone of a geographical indication product in Huangshan. The Monkey King Green Tea, which grows on the foothills of Huangshan Mountain, was granted a GI status in 2003. Regarded as one of the top 10 teas in China, it is famous for its elegant long leaves and fragrance.

SIPO Calls for Integrated Protection

China must establish a more integrated mechanism of intellectual property rights protection that ties in various branches of enforcement and procedures, said a senior official. The central government has recently called for more stringent IP protection through a series of policies, said Shen Changyu, commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office, at the China Intellectual Property Forum held in Beijing from Saturday to Sunday. "Stringent protection is a strategic move toward China's innovation-driven development and goal of creating a strong IP powerhouse," he said. "It meets …


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