The 64th Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) took place in Geneva, Switzerland on July 6. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) led a delegation of the Chinese government to the event and made a general statement. Zhang Jianchun, Vice Minister of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, David Fuk Loi Wong, Director of the Intellectual Property Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKIPD), Chan Tze Wai, Deputy Director of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT) of the Macao Special Administrative Region also attended.
Shen said that the Chinese government has always attached great importance to IP work, advanced the construction of an IP powerhouse, intensified legal protection of IPR, improved the IPR management system, strengthened IPR full-chain protection, and continued to improve the innovation and business environment. On the very day of this year's World IP Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to a commemorative event marking the 50th anniversary of cooperation between China and the WIPO, reflecting the Chinese government's unwavering stance on supporting multilateralism and promoting high-standard opening up.
Regarding the issues discussed under the framework of WIPO, Shen made four proposals: First, calling upon countries to keep advancing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations; Second, absolutely upholding the smooth operation of the IP multilateral system with the WIPO at core; Third, further improving the WIPO global IP service systems; Fourth, further improving the oversight and governance system of the WIPO.
The Chinese government delegation comprises members from the CNIPA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Copyright Administration, Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland, HKIPD and DSEDT of Macao.