Trump Cautious on China Inquiry Over Intellectual Property Theft

In the Media
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American technology and defense companies believe Beijing forced them to work with local Chinese firms, opening the floodgates for the firms to access and steal intellectual property. President Trump pledged to advocate for the affected companies by planning to sign an executive memo requesting that the United States Trade Representative launch an investigation.

"If this is the expression of Trumpian economic nationalism, most trade advocates are going to breathe a sigh of relief," says Scott Lincicome, an international trade attorney at global law firm White & Case, reflecting on the president’s tactful response to the allegations.