To overcome their fears of what they believe is China’s “economic aggression” and make rational decisions, policymakers in the United States should avoid being misled by distorted reports that demonize China’s intellectual property rights protection.
One such report, closely related to the ongoing trade spat initiated by the US against China, was released by the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy on June 19.
Using bigotry and unfair accusations, the report attempts to depict China as “a global threat”. But its argument does not hold water. If anything, the report serves to prove how the US has turned a blind eye to China’s progress in IPR protection, and how the US is irresponsibly distorting the issue to its own ends.