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China looks committed to protecting IPR

Analysts note Premier Li saying there won't be forced tech transfers in manufacturing

China is facing complaints from most of the Western world for unfairly requiring foreign firms to hand over their technology to Chinese companies in order to do business in the country.

Last Friday, the European Union lodged a complaint against China with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) amid a brewing trade war between Beijing and Washington which centres on similar charges.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2018, with the headline 'China looks committed to protecting IPR'. Print Edition | Subscribe