NW China's Xinjiang sees booming patent licensing in H1

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported surging patent licensing in the first half of 2020 as enhanced intellectual property rights (IPR) protection continues to boost innovation. A total of 6,011 patent licenses were issued in H1, spiking 51 percent year on year, according to the region's IPR authority. Xinjiang has stepped up IPR protection in recent years to promote innovation and foster economic growth that could help reduce poverty. Over half of the patent applications last year were filed by enterprises.

Beijing launches innovation base for Beidou industry

Beijing on Thursday launched an innovation base for the Beidou satellite navigation industry, aimed at accelerating the development of high-tech industries, and improving the Beidou industrial ecology in the capital city. It will also help the city's Beidou navigation and location service industry to gather core elements, achieve high-quality development, and promote the formation of a Beidou satellite navigation industrial park with global influence.

China, US to push forward phase-one deal

Vice-Premier Liu He and senior US officials held talks by telephone on Tuesday, with both sides agreeing to continue pushing forward the implementation of the phase-one trade deal the two nations signed in January. Experts and business leaders said the talks came as the world's two largest economies seek a solution to trade tensions amid the sluggish world economy and the globally spreading COVID-19 pandemic. In the next step, they said the two sides are likely to discuss specific issues in fields such as protection of intellectual property rights and financial trade and expect to see an impro…