Date
20 October 2017

Vice premier urges stepped-up drive against piracy, Xinhua says

Vice Premier Wang Yang has called for a stepped-up campaign against piracy and counterfeit goods, saying violators must face criminal punishment and not just fines, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. The third plenary session of the 18th Communist Party’s central committee has raised the requirements for clamping down on piracy and fake products, Wang told a national meeting on the subject, as he urged authorities to meet those requirements. He also ordered all municipal and county-level governments to stop using pirated office software by the end of the year. So far, 93 percent of municipal governments and 80 percent of county governments have replaced pirated software with original products, the report said.

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BEIJING, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — The crackdown on piracy and counterfeit goods has to be stepped up, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang ordered while presiding over a national meeting on the subject on Wednesday.

Wang said the just concluded Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee had raised the requirements for clamping down on piracy and fake products. He urged authorities to meet the requirements.

Wang said intellectual property theft and counterfeit crimes must be harshly penalized, and fines instead of criminal punishment must be avoided.

He also ordered all municipal and county level governments to stop using pirated office software by the end of the year.

So far, 93 percent of municipal governments and 80 percent county governments have replaced pirated software with original products, Wang said.

More than 230,000 piracy and counterfeit cases have been investigated so far this year, with 35,000 criminal suspects arrested.

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