Beijing: China called on the developed world on 27 March to show more understanding for the pressure developing countries are under as they seek to improve protection of intellectual property rights.
Chen Zhili, a ranking member of China’s cabinet, told an intellectual property forum in Beijing that developed countries should appreciate the difficulties the developing world is facing.
“As most of the key technologies are controlled by the developed countries, development of developing countries is under unprecedented pressure,” she said.
“Therefore, developed countries should be more understanding of the pressure on developing nations.”
She urged developed countries to “pay more attention to interests of countries at different developing stages and to promote progress and distribution of science and technology.”
The two-day Global Forum on IPR Protection and Innovation, co-hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and the China Council for Promotion of International Trade, began on 27 March.
It brings together more than 500 business leaders and officials from countries and areas including Europe, Japan, Korea, US, Singapore, India and China.