China Boosted Technology and Intellectual Property Theft Operations Says USTR

An update of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) "Section 301" investigation into China's intellectual property and technology practices policies found that the Chinese continued supporting and enabling cyber theft and intrusion into U.S. computing networks.

The "Section 301" investigation from March 2018 was the main reason behind the tariffs imposed by the U.S. on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, later expanded to $250 billion.

“We completed this update as part of this Administration’s strengthened monitoring and enforcement effort,” Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the current U.S. Trade Representative said.

Moreover, “This update shows that China has not fundamentally altered its unfair, unreasonable, and market-distorting practices that were the subject of the March 2018 report on our Section 301 investigation.”

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