23 Nov 2018
AP — China on Thursday rejected a U.S. government report that accuses Beijing of stepping up efforts to steal technology ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
The Commerce Ministry dismissed the U.S. Trade Representative’s report as “new unwarranted accusations” and said Washington was wrecking economic relations.
The two sides have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in a fight over U.S. complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology in violation of its market-opening obligations.
The USTR report said Chinese computer hacking attacks aimed at stealing American technology have increased this year while Beijing made no basic changes to policies its trading partners consider improper.
Link to AP.
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