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China’s new leadership largely as expected, though prospects for reform remain unclear

China’s new leadership largely as expected, though prospects for reform remain unclear

China’s legislature over the weekend and today approved a new round of leaders for the State Council and its ministries. The appointments put some reform-minded officials in key roles, but whether that leads to faster movement on economic reforms remains to be seen.

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State Council and SIPO Publish Next Steps for National IP Reform

State Council and SIPO Publish Next Steps for National IP Reform

Newly released ministerial plans set national intellectual property (IP) priorities to further the central government’s top-down drive to reform China’s IP laws. Jointly released by the State Council and the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), the plans cover 39 government departments including trade, technology, military, and cultural affairs.

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Chinese Officials Talk Directly to USCBC Members

Chinese Officials Talk Directly to USCBC Members

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) welcomed senior Chinese leaders this week to brief USCBC members on China’s competition scheme and the country’s national goals for the coming years. Visiting officials include top leaders from China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and People’s Bank of China (PBOC).

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