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Nike and LVMH Are Sticking Up for China in the Piracy Fight

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Nike Inc. and LVMH, which have long struggled against knockoffs of their famous products, praised China’s efforts to fight intellectual property theft.

U.S. President Donald Trump has cited IP violations, including the counterfeiting of major brands, as justification for imposing tariffs on Chinese exports. But executives at the two companies were more charitable at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Thursday.