(MENAFN) The US is investigating intellectual properties' policies in China, in an expected move after Trump had asked the top US trade official, Robert Lighthizer, to review China's practices.
While China had expressed concerns over the inquiry, which could result in US trade sanctions, Lighthizer said that his office is determines that these issues merit a detailed investigation.
US officials said they planned to look into hacking and reports that China's government is steering investments into US companies in key industries as a way to gain access to new technology.
However, officials will hold a hearing in October as part of the so-called Section 301 investigation.
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