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Published on : Aug 17, 2017

With the U.S. President Donald Trump, relentlessly dogging China, which it perceives as a big threat, over some issue or the other, the Chinese too have started to retaliate.

Close on the heels of Trump’s announcement on Saturday that it plans to investigate into Chinese intellectual property violations that could lead to severe trade penalties, Beijing alleged that its bullet train technology was stolen.

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In a commentary by Gao Xiaoyi, from the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate, and Sun Dawei, from the Shanghai Railway Transport Procuratorate, published in the official Procuratorial Daily on Wednesday, it was said that developing countries had “spied on and stolen” the technology for fast-trains developed in China. It added that the nation failed to protect its know-how meant to develop an extensive high-speed railway network.

The commentators also stressed upon the need for China to do more to protect its intellectual property, particularly with respect to their bullet trains, without any further delay. They said that in this respect, China should follow Western countries that do not waste much time in securing patents for every new technology it has come up with.

So far, Trump’s allegation against Chinese laws, practices, policies, and actions which have been unfair to US technology and intellectual property has resonated well with other foreign businesses that have often complained about the compromises on technology transfer front in order gain access into the market in China. They also allege that they do not have the similar investment opportunities in China that Chinese entities have in markets abroad.