China claims it’s doing what it can to combat the piracy of videos and cds, rejecting US claims to the contrary. Speaking at a press conference, Yin Xintian of China’s Intellectual Property Office, said Beijing is not alone in being unable to stop piracy. “Because technology is developing so rapidly, it’s far easier now to make illegal copies of books, CDs and movies than before. It’s a problem faced by all countries.” said Yin.
American officials have filed a complaint to the World Trade Organisation, insisting that Beijing’s lack of action costs legitimate producers tens of billions of dollars in potential sales. The row is fuelling tension between the two countries ahead of high-level talks on trade disputes scheduled for May.