USA probes China's copyright rules

USA probes China's copyright rules

USA probes China's copyright rules

"And I think China will do a lot more".

Trump plans to direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to launch an investigation into Chinese violations of the U.S. trade, including forced intellectual property transfers and patent thefts, CNN quoted senior administration officials as saying.

Trump, now on a 17-day working summer vacation at his golf resort in New Jersey, is returning to the White House for a day on Monday to sign this executive order directing the US Trade Representative to probe the matter. "What they may not know is that China is also forcing and coercing American companies that operate in China to turn over their technologies".

United States President Donald Trump will sign an executive memorandum on Monday authorizing the US trade representative to determine whether to investigate China's intellectual property and trade or not.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, bluntly accused China of "stealing our intellectual property"―long a concern of Western companies seeking a share of the enormous Chinese market.

"Americans are among the most innovative", said one official.

President Donald Trump is seeking continued help from China's president in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear developments.

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Several Twitter users have over the last 24 hours reported Trump's tweet, which threatened violence against North Korea.

President Trump's pattern continues: "Tough talk on China, but weaker action than anyone could ever imagine", he said in a statement. Trump made addressing the USA trade deficit with China a centre-piece of his campaign a year ago and has suggested raising tariffs on goods from China.

They added that the trade measure would be carried out under the rules of worldwide law and would not trigger greater conflict with China.

The forced sharing of intellectual property with Chinese firms has been a long-standing concern of the U.S. business community.

"The relationship could spiral out of control, particularly if the movement on the trade front is combined with growing tensions over how to respond to North Korea", said Scott Kennedy, a China expert at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

At the end of March, Trump asked the Commerce Department to prepare a report on the causes of the trade deficit, country by country and product by product, in 90 days.

President Donald Trump, six months into his presidency and facing simmering tensions in Asia, has not only ignored his predecessors, he's rekindled his deep-seeded animosity for the man who handed him the nuclear codes.

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