China to deepen reform to promote mass entrepreneurship, innovation

China's cabinet on Wednesday adopted guidelines with detailed measures to boost mass entrepreneurship and achieve innovation-driven growth. China will deepen reforms in innovation-driven development to expand the scope and raise the level of mass entrepreneurship and public innovation, according to a statement released after the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. Promotion of mass entrepreneurship and innovation will help boost employment, optimize the economic structure and facilitate a shift of growth engines. …

19 Offices Pursuing PPH Adopted Common PPH Application Form

The State Intellectual Property Office and intellectual property offices engaged in PPH have finished the “Common PPH Application Form” for the benefit of applicants in submitting PPH applications. Based on the project, offices jointly designed one unified template for PPH application form for their reference. As of June 30, 2017, the form template had been adopted by 19 intellectual property offices of China, EU, Spain, Japan and Egypt and other countries or regions. Up to now, the PPH application forms submitted by applicants to the above-mentioned countries or regions’ related offices…

11 TPP members remain divided over approach to put deal into force

Top negotiators from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) members wrapped up a meeting in Japan on Thursday, remaining divided over how to put the trade pact into force after the withdrawal of the United States. Japan's chief negotiator Kazuyoshi Umemoto told reporters after the meeting that the 11 countries share a commitment to the early implementation of the pact and called for a new international agreement.