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CHINA

<i> Times Staff and Wire Reports</i>

20 Factories Close Over Patent Infringement: Kangbao Electrical Appliances Factory, the first in China to develop a system for sterilizing bowls used for food, had filed lawsuits against the factories in Guangdong province last year, the New China News Agency said. The United States has been threatening trade sanctions against $2.8 billion in Chinese imports over complaints that China is lax in enforcing intellectual property rights laws. China insists it has enforced the laws adequately.


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