Vice Premier Vows Strict Punishment on Counterfeit Products

Vice Premier Vows Strict Punishment on Counterfeit Products


Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang presides over a national meeting on combating intellectual property rights infringement and the manufacturing and sale of fake and shoddy goods, in Beijing, capital of China, July 15, 2015. Vice Premier Wang Yang on Wednesday called for better scrutiny and tougher punishments on counterfeit products and intellectual property right infringement. Wang made the remarks during a meeting of an inter-ministry panel that oversees crackdowns upon IPR infringement and counterfeit products.

The vice premier said law enforcers nationwide have been working very vigorously and have detected and cracked down on many serious criminal cases in sectors of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, building materials and online markets. A total of 56,000 cases were busted and 7,504 suspects received guilty verdicts in the first five months of 2015, Wang said.

Wang stressed more focus should be put onto infringement and fraud in e-commerce. He suggested law enforcers learn from advanced international experience and use big data to enhance supervision of online economic activities.

Wang also called for laws specially concerning online business to be made to help deal with malpractice and guarantee a fair market. 


Source: Xinhua

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