China sought to stabilise the deteriorating trade relationship with the US, as the prospect of an investigation by the Trump administration on intellectual property raised the risk of tit-for-tat measures from Beijing.
US officials are gearing up to investigate China over what the administration perceives to be violations of intellectual property, said a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the probe hasn’t been announced.
It’s a charge Beijing rebuffs. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday that China pays “high attention” to intellectual property and wants to maintain good cooperation with the US.
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