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Intellectual Property Rights in China: The Changing Politcal Economy of Chinese-American Interests

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  • Sumner J. La Croix

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    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

  • Denise Eby Konan

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    (QUALLCOM, Inc., San Diego
    Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Abstract

We review the evolution of modern Chinese intellectual property right (IPR) laws and enforcement and explore economic and political forces involved in international conflicts over Chinese IPR protection. Our analysis considers why the U.S. and China moved from conflict to cooperation over intellectual property rights. Structural and institutional aspects of the political economy of IPRs within each country are considered, and data on Chinese-U.S. trade in intellectual property-intensive goods are examined. We conclude that although enforcement of IPRs within China continues to be relatively weak, Chinese IPR institutions are converging on those in the OECD nations.

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Paper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200201.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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