US pushes ‘needed structural changes’ on forced technology transfers and IP protection during China trade talks, but no sign if any new agreements were made

US-China Business Council’s President Craig Allen expressed optimism over the USTR’s comment in Wednesday’s announcement that “officials also discussed the need for any agreement to provide for complete implementation subject to ongoing verification and effective enforcement”.

“We also noticed the USTR focused on enforcement and monitoring,” Allen told South China Morning Post. “We think it is very excellent development that you need to think through any agreement not from principle but from actual implementation.”