China’s commerce ministry said on Saturday that China expressed regret at the United States for filing a challenge at the World Trade Organization , adding that it has always respected WTO rules.
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Friday that the USTR had filed a request for consultations with China at the WTO to address “discriminatory technology licensing agreements”.
China has been consistent in highly valuing the protection of intellectual property, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
China has taken strong measures to protect the legal rights and interests of both domestic and foreign owners of intellectual property, the ministry said. APP/AFP