National legislators and experts on intellectual property rights have welcomed stronger protection of online copyrights and harsher punishments for copycats in newly released draft amendments to existing law while suggesting that some new types of infringements in cyberspace be further studied.
"The current Chinese Copyright Law has neither caught up with economic, technological and cultural growth nor solved new problems in the industry," said Li Rui, a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. "So it's urgent and necessary to revise the law." alt="人大代表和专家热议著作权法修正草案 网络著作权受关注">
Margaret Chan, a national political advisor and former director-general of the World Health Organization. [Photo/Xinua]
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For Tan Jianghui, a vocational training session in 2015 was a life-changing experience.
The 52-year-old farmer from Huanjiang Maonan autonomous county, an impoverished corner of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, was born with a spinal deformity that means he stands just 1.2 meters tall.
Because his family was impoverished, Tan, the middle child of seven, only made it halfway through primary school.
He helped out at home for many years, but at age 37, he left Huanjiang for the first time to work in factories in nearby cities. In 2010, though, he returned home to care for his mother who was seriously ill.
At the time, working away from home was the only way many of the county's residents could improve their livelihoods. Now, things have changed.
In 2014, the central government started profiling impoverished people as part of a poverty relief campaign that provides aid tailored to each family's needs.
Huang Runqiu, minister of ecology and environment, participates in an interview through a video link on the sidelines of the annual national legislative session on May, 25, 2020 in Beijing. [Photo by Wang Jing/China Daily]
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