China tells U.S. it will improve intellectual property protection

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - China told U.S. trade

negotiators in Washington on Wednesday that Beijing would do

more to protect intellectual property rights and combat piracy

by promoting the use of legal software, China's commerce

minister told reporters.

Minister Chen Deming said that while Beijing agreed to

address those longstanding U.S. complaints, American officials

at Wednesday's U.S-China Joint Commission on Commerce and

Trade (JCCT) meeting promised to address China's demands for

greater exports of U.S. high-technology products and to

facilitate more Chinese investment in the United States.

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