Jul 17, 2022
In General Discussions
Yang Shifan American journalist Josh Rogin recently published an article in the Washington Post titled "Let China manage the world's intellectual property rights is not a good idea" , he said that China is trying to lobby countries to let it take over the "World Intellectual Property Rights Organization" (World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO), and such behavior is likely to jeopardize the technological and economic development of the future world. If the Chinese really win the post of Director General in the future, it will be tantamount to "bringing a fox into the chicken coop", or even worse, like "electing a bank robber to be the bank president". (A kind of intellectual property all-you-can-eat concept?) Established in 1963, WIPO is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations. It is committed to protecting intellectual property Image Manipulation Service rights around the world. It is mainly responsible for cross-border intellectual property rights protection, dispute settlement, providing information on intellectual property rights cooperation and formulating relevant policies for intellectual property rights services. Etc., administers 23 international treaties. For Taiwan, although Taiwan is not a member of WIPO, many of the contents of the Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), a norm in the WTO that Taiwan has joined, must comply with WIPO's norms, so Taiwan is not a member. countries, but also have to follow the general framework set by WIPO. For the United States, China's theft of American technology and technology has always been one of the core conflicts in the trade war. In 2018, six directors, including the FBI and the CIA, testified in the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the theme of "World Threats" about China's attempts to obtain sensitive technology and intellectual property through telecommunications companies, academia and joint ventures; A 2018 report by the U.S. Department of Justice pointed out that Chinese hackers’ theft of U.S. trade secrets and intellectual property has been an open secret for nearly 20 years; the White House once estimated that China’s technology theft and unfair business practices have cost the U.S. $570 a year. One hundred million U.S. dollars.