China News Agency, Beijing, February 19 (Reporter Li Xiaoyu) In response to the U.S. listing of many Chinese companies and markets as so-called "notorious markets", the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce responded on the night of the 18th that the move was irresponsible and objective. , China firmly opposes it.

  On February 17, the US released the 2021 Review Report on the Notorious Market for Fake Counterfeiting and Piracy.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said that the use of ambiguous wordings such as "allegedly" or "reportedly" in the report's description of relevant Chinese companies has neither conclusive evidence nor sufficient argumentation, and is irresponsible and unobjective.

China does not agree with the report's conclusions, and expresses its firm opposition to the irresponsible actions of the United States.

  The spokesperson said that in recent years, China's intellectual property protection system has been continuously improved, the intellectual property protection system has been gradually improved, and the protection of intellectual property rights has been comprehensively strengthened.

The US side should comprehensively and objectively reflect the efforts and progress made by the Chinese government and enterprises in intellectual property protection, and make a fair evaluation to avoid undue negative impact on enterprises.

  Previously, the "2021 Global Innovation Index Report" released by the World Intellectual Property Organization showed that China ranked 12th, and the overall ranking has maintained an upward trend for six consecutive years, and some indicators have maintained a leading position in the world.

  The spokesman said that the problem of counterfeiting and piracy was and is still present in the United States.

The US side frequently uses the so-called "Notorious Market Report" to accuse other countries, but does not mention its own domestic counterfeiting and piracy in the report. Such a double standard is regrettable.

  The spokesperson said that protecting intellectual property rights and combating infringement and counterfeiting are common challenges faced by all countries in the world.

Especially in today's economic globalization and the rapid development of new technologies such as the Internet, combating infringement and counterfeiting requires the concerted efforts of all countries.

China is willing to strengthen cooperation in intellectual property protection with other countries in the world, and create a business environment for fair competition for global enterprises.

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