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So-called "forced technology transfer" a ridiculous lie [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-8-15 14:49:18 |Display all floors
(People's Daily Online) The so-called "forced technology transfer" does not exist in China. It is a lie cooked up by U.S. politicians. Those who fabricated the story about the Chinese government forcing foreign companies to transfer technologies cannot prove their claims.

It's undeniable that mutual learning can be found in the development of technology around the world, especially when we look back 30 years to a time when the U.S. was far ahead of other countries in technology. At that time, China did need to learn from the U.S., and it indeed enhanced its technological strength through continuous learning from the world's frontrunners.

However, throughout China's development, it has had no policies or practices that relate to forcing foreign companies to transfer their technologies.

Have foreign companies transferred technologies to their Chinese counterparts? The answer is yes, for sure. But it should be clear that such transfer of technology is only mutually beneficial commercial activity between enterprises.

For instance, Siemens has supported China in its efforts to develop Time Division - Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) technology. The company had previously developed TD-SCDMA technology, but it didn't gain support in Europe. Therefore, Siemens shifted its focus to Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) technology, which meant its technological results in TD-SCDMA technology would be largely wasted. That's why the company was willing to cooperate with Chinese companies and provide its achievements in TD-SCDMA.

It is well-known that Nokia Corporation and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co. Ltd. have established a new joint venture – the Nokia Shanghai Bell, aiming to develop communication system equipment, including 5G technologies and products in Shanghai.

If two companies decide to expand their market by setting up a joint venture, how can they integrate and pool their strengths to develop if they don't share their technologies?

As Chinese companies grow stronger and expand into the overseas market, they have accepted the idea of paying for the right to use intellectual property (IP). Chinese telecom giant Huawei is Qualcomm's most important client in China. Huawei purchases enormous numbers of chips from Qualcomm every year, paying a staggering amount for the right to use its intellectual property.

In today's globalized world, it has become standard practice for Chinese and foreign companies to negotiate contracts for the right to use the other's IP and resolve issues concerning the violation of IP rights through legal channels. If a Chinese company violates a foreign company's IP rights, the latter can report the breach to China's IP authorities or file a lawsuit against the Chinese company in court.

At present, the most popular U.S. products sold in China are those in the electronic information industry, such as chips, software, servers, and routers. Besides American companies, Chinese companies also cooperate with many famous enterprises in the electronic information industry around the world, including Nortel Networks, Ericsson, Nokia, and Siemens.

To date, no executive of a foreign company has complained about a Chinese company forcing them to transfer technologies, and no Chinese company or project would make technology transfer a compulsory requirement of cooperation.

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Post time 2019-8-16 12:06:10 |Display all floors
If it is a lie, then why does China oppose efforts to stop it from happening?  All deals with foreign countries in China are structured to facilitate technology transfer to China - that must stop!

It's the reason, China does not allow a foreign company to own more than 49% of a joint venture in China among many other Chinese laws designed to drive these transfers of technology.

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Post time 2019-8-16 15:11:37 |Display all floors
mark069 Post time: 2019-8-16 12:06
If it is a lie, then why does China oppose efforts to stop it from happening?  All deals with foreig ...

You are free to choose whether to do business in China, no one has put a gun to your head!  The fact many American n other foreign companies continue to flock to China to do joint ventures, means that they have not been forced to transfer techology, but willingly do so as  joint venture partners for mutual benefits!  Politicians likeTrump put a different spin to it, making China the punching bag,  to gather votes and sneak into the White House with lies, and he is still telling lies even after getting in!

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Post time 2019-8-16 15:16:53 |Display all floors
mark069 Post time: 2019-8-16 12:06
If it is a lie, then why does China oppose efforts to stop it from happening?  All deals with foreig ...

"It's the reason, China does not allow a foreign company to own more than 49% of a joint venture in China among many other Chinese laws designed to drive these transfers of technology."

Keep yourself updated!  Laws were changed while you were sleeping;  now China permits foreign companies owning more than 50%, even 100 % in some sectors!

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Post time 2019-8-17 10:42:16 |Display all floors
In this aspect China is behind some other Asian countries. Some countries already have requirements for technology transfer to operate in their country.

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Post time 2019-8-17 12:23:31 |Display all floors
Fred9 Post time: 2019-8-17 10:42
In this aspect China is behind some other Asian countries. Some countries already have requirements  ...

What?  China has been accused of frced tech transfer, and here you are, saying that it is behind others in Asia who have forced tech transfer requirements!  Are you with us?

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Post time 2019-8-17 13:06:59 |Display all floors
mark069 Post time: 2019-8-16 12:06
If it is a lie, then why does China oppose efforts to stop it from happening?  All deals with foreig ...

You are probably living under a rock.

There are numerous wholly-owned foreign companies operating in China everywhere, they are not obligated to transfer anything to China at all.

As for the technology transfers that have happened, they are deals negotiated between parties solely on commercial terms. Nobody was forced to do it under duress, if one party thinks it unfair, they could simply walk away.

US companies could shun China for their overseas business if they feel ill-treated, but they don't, because they rake in the dough in China.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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