The issues Secretary Gutierrez is concerned with are issues we also are concerned with. This year, we will work with the ministries of Information, Industry and Commerce to increase the usage of legal software among Chinese enterprises.
Of course we need to speed up the process (of intellectual property rights compliance) but we can't expect the problem to go away overnight.
Fighting against Internet piracy and infringement is a long-term mission and an uphill journey.
Internet copyright infringement activities have been increasingly rampant.
This year we will make sure all Chinese PC makers install licensed software prior to sale.
We will have better cooperation and exchanges with international organizations so as to enhance our capability to better fight Internet piracy.
Internet piracy has become a problem that must be resolved as its huge volume is making it difficult to control.
To curb the use of pirated common software, we have urged the computer producers to load authorized software before they are sold on the Chinese market.
For a developing nation like China, protecting intellectual property rights is a process ... We hope to shorten this process as much as possible, but it's difficult to eliminate it overnight.
We have talked with foreign copyright associations, and China plans to join two international copyright protection treaties to bring it into line with world standards.
The issues Gutierrez is concerned about are issues that worry us as well. We have launched a national anti-piracy campaign, but it is not a problem that can be solved in one day.
The special operation has to some extent played a deterrent role in curbing Internet piracy and copyright violations. But one campaign cannot solve the problem.
This campaign was effective in beginning to address some Internet piracy problems in China. But I must say online piracy isn't only a problem in China, it is a problem even in developed nations.
Some foreigner organizations said over 90 percent software used in China are pirated, but from the above analysis we can see this is not true in reality since the common software only accounts for one-third of China's software industry.