New Exam Questions Show Growing Role of IPR In the Classroom

New Exam Questions Show Growing Role of IPR In the Classroom



Knowledge of intellectual property rights is playing a more important and ever-growing part in China's social development and basic education, as evidenced by the increasing proportion of IP-related questions in the gaokao, the annual national college entrance examination, in recent years. In this year's gaokao, which ended earlier in June, the IP sections covered subjects such as Chinese, politics and history in the examination papers in Beijing, Tianjin and Jiangsu province as well as others. In Jiangsu's examination paper, the test scores relating to IP were higher than in previous years, asking students to illustrate the role of IP protection in enhancing an open economy and social development, and to explain how to protect IP by optimizing legislation and strictly enforcing the law. Since 2014, the National Intellectual Property Administration and the Ministry of Education have launched a pilot demonstration plan on IP education in primary and secondary schools across the nation. To date, the country has designated a total of 165 pilot schools, together with 25 demonstration schools.

Source: China Daily

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