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Ross Sees No China Deal on IP, Tech Transfer During Trump Visit

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Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Ross

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. and China will probably announce some “decent deliverables” when Donald Trump visits the country next month, but it will take longer to resolve complex issues like intellectual property rights and forced technology transfers, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

“There will be some decent deliverables out of the Beijing meeting,” Ross told the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday. China talks “about free trade, but in fact they practice highly protectionist behavior.”