Trump to direct Lighthizer to assess Chinese intellectual property practices

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the test-fire of an intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location

The executive memo Trump is expected to sign on Monday will direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to look into whether his office should open an investigation into China's trade policies and whether they abide by the U.S. Trade Act of 1974.

The measure would seek to address what the USA business community has described as flagrant trade violations by China, which employs a variety of rules and practices to wall its market off from foreign competition and pressure US companies to part with valuable product designs and trade secrets - or to steal them outright.

The move, which is not yet an official investigation, could lay the groundwork for one.

President Trump plans to get tougher on trade with China. "And I think China will do a lot more". "If the USA and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so". The North Korean statement pointed to recent military drills out of that command as reason for its newest threat. Trump tweeted Friday that military solutions are "locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

President Trump is planning to ask his staff to consider investigating Chinese trade practices, senior White House officials said Saturday. -China trade ties and of resolving differences "through dialogue and consultation".

A state-run newspaper urged that China should remain neutral if North Korea follows through on its plans to fire missiles near Guam, Reuters reported Friday.

He simply will initiate the latest investigation of intellectual property theft in a long line of them running back through past administrations.

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The objective of this memorandum is to ensure American companies and workers are not subject to harmful policies by China in relation to intellectual property and to ensure that America continues to maintain its leadership in technology, an official stated.

"Americans are among the most innovative", said one official.

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The decision will not only take action against alleged Chinese violations of USA companies' intellectual property rights, but could also be perceived as an attempt by the US government to crank up the pressure on Beijing to rein in North Korea. "Those activities haven't abated; they've accelerated as China seeks to become self-sufficient in new technologies and dominate world markets", he said. Lighthizer will recommend whether an official investigation into trade practices is warranted. Meanwhile, 100 days of trade talks with the Chinese carried out in past months resulted in a few trade gains but not the ambitious changes the administration had hoped for. That statement didn't mention the executive action, but said the leaders discussed North Korea policy and Trump's visit to China later this year.

The administration has been eyeing other moves to rebalance the U.S.

But experts say China, which accounts for around 90% of North Korea's foreign trade, is unwilling to squeeze Kim's regime hard enough to make it give up on its nuclear program because that would risk the chaotic collapse of a state that Beijing wants to keep as a strategic buffer. That initiative sets forth a long-term plan for China's dominance in a wide variety of high-tech industries, including electric vehicles, advanced medial products and robotics.

The U.S. business community, which traditionally lobbied U.S. administrations to take a softer approach toward Beijing to protect access to a profitable market, has shifted toward a tougher stance on China in response.

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