The Challenges of China & World in New Era – Preface of MRLC IP & Competition Law Annual Report 2017

The Challenges of China & World in New Era – Preface of MRLC IP & Competition Law Annual Report 2017  By LIU Chuntian (Renmin University of China)1

2017 is an extraordinary year. Lots of variables have appeared in the international community, and just as what I pointed out in the preface of “Chinese and Korean Intellectual Property and Competition Laws Development Report” in 2016, the world has come to a new intersection, and we are facing a new choice. The USA has entered into a new era. The new American government has changed its previous diplomatic maneuvers. It firstly criticized the globalization, criticized WTO in veiled words, advocated “America First”, and then took a serious of actions, including, exiting the TPP that will take shape, putting aside the multilateral trade mechanism of WTO, criticizing many countries from Asia, EU and North America for their unfair trade to America, and carrying out the a series of action like“301 investigation” based on American laws to the Chinese government, expecting through a bilateral or other way that is more beneficial to the interest of the America instead of multilateral trading mechanism established and operated by the America for years. Britain’s act of exiting from the EU has kept simmering. China has announced that the construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics entered into a “new era” aiming to deepen the reform and expand the opening-up. These variables above will bright abo…

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