Political advisors call for enhanced protection of intellectual property rights

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's political advisors on Monday called for more efforts to enhance the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) and put forward their suggestions at a bi-weekly consultation session presided over by top political advisor Wang Yang.

Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said a better understanding of IPR in its creation, protection and application on the Internet was needed to better enforce protection measures.

A total of 18 political advisors and experts, including Zhou Qunfei, founder of touchscreen maker Lens Technology and Pony Ma, founder and CEO of Tencent, raised suggestions on IPR protection, legal guarantees and corporate responsibilities while another 180 left suggestions on a mobile application platform.

The political advisors spoke of the need to strengthen IPR protection as a discipline in the university, set up a talent pool and build a professional and international IPR protection team.

They also proposed to put more efforts in the publicity and education work of IPR protection and improve people's IPR protection awareness.