To strengthen protection of intellectual property rights
IPR protection is the centerpiece of the system for improving property rights protection, and it will provide the biggest boost to enhancing the competitiveness of the Chinese economy.
"Stronger IPR protection is the requirement of foreign enterprises, and even more so of Chinese enterprises," Xi said.
China is re-instituting the State Intellectual Property Office this year to step up law enforcement, significantly raise the cost for offenders and fully unlock the deterrent effect of relevant laws.
"We encourage normal technological exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign enterprises, and protect the lawful IPR owned by foreign enterprises in China," he said.
Meanwhile, China hopes foreign governments will also improve protection of Chinese IPR, the president said.