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China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with U.S. intellectual property probe
August 21, 2017 / 7:46 AM / a month ago

China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with U.S. intellectual property probe

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with the U.S. launch of an investigation into China’s alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property.

China’s Commerce Ministry said in a statement that it would take appropriate measures to defend the country’s lawful interests, and that Washington should respect the facts and act prudently.

The U.S. Trade Representative formally announced the investigation on Friday, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier last week to determine whether a probe was needed.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Editing by Nick Macfie

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