According to a just published South China Morning Post article – new legislation has been introduced in China that banns forced technology transfers. The draft foreign investment law was revealed on Sunday and includes a clause on protection of intellectual property.
According to the SCMP article, the newest version of the law states that “forced technology transfer through administrative measures is prohibited, and technology cooperation should be “based on voluntarily agreed terms and business practices”.
A similar law was written in 2015 but was not enacted at that time. However, given the US/China trade war and one of the main concerns on forced technology transfer – 2019 may see an enactment of the new law. Will update this article as more news peoples available.
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