Chinaâs Ministry of Foreign Affairs Information Department Deputy Director-General Wu Peng, Vice Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao, Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai, Minister of Commerce Chen Deming, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Liu Lihua, Vice Minister of National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) Yan Xiaohong answer a question from Reuters journalist Doug Palmer, right, at the 23rd Session of the U.S. China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) press conference, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
The JCCT holds high-level plenary meetings on an annual basis to review progress made by working groups that focus on a wide variety of trade issues. These working groups meet throughout the year to address topics such as intellectual property rights, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, information technology, tourism, commercial law, environment, and statistics.
Established in 1983, the JCCT is the main forum for addressing bilateral trade issues and promoting commercial opportunities between the United States and China. The2011 JCCT meeting was held in Chengdu, China, where China agreed, among other issues, to improve intellectual property enforcement, delink innovation policies to government procurement preferences, and provide a fair and level playing field in Chinaâs Strategic Emerging Industries. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
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