Trump opens door to investigating China's "theft" of USA intellectual property

The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a sanctions resolution against North Korea at its headquarters in New York aiming to curb funding sources for Pyongyang's nuclear and missile ambitions

And then on Thursday, when speaking with reporters, Trump said in relation to North Korea, "if China helps us, I feel a lot differently toward trade".

"We lose hundreds of billions of dollars a year on trade with China".

Trump will instruct his chief trade adviser on Monday to investigate allegations that China violated USA intellectual property rights and forced companies to share their technology in order to do business there, Politico reported.

According to Trump advisors, on Monday, the president plans to sign an executive memorandum, which is a step below an executive order, directing trade officials to investigate China's "acts, policies or practices" that violate worldwide protections for American intellectual property, innovations and technology.

Trump, who will interrupt a 17-day working vacation to make a day trip to Washington for the trade announcement, had been expected to seek a so-called Section 301 investigation earlier this month, but an announcement was postponed as the White House pressed for China's cooperation on North Korea.

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The trade investigation could strain relations between the US and China as the two countries wrestle with the unpredictable situation over North Korea.

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone on Friday and reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, the White House said in a statement. Lighthizer will recommend whether an official investigation into trade practices is warranted.

"The United States government can, and does, work with countries to address serious concerns such as North Korea while also pursuing measures to address economic concerns, such as the theft of U.S. intellectual property", a U.S. National Security Council official said.

The American companies "should not be forced or coerced to turn over the fruits of their labor", one official said. It was unclear whether the issue of trade came up.

The process can bypass World Trade Organization procedures for adjudicating grievances.

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Trade experts and business leaders said the new investigation into intellectual property could be a sign that the trade agenda is shifting into the hands of United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer, a respected negotiator who helped implement some of the most protectionist trade policies of recent decades during the Reagan administration. Instead, he is leading the administration is dusting off a variety of powerful and unilateral measures under US trade law, many of which the United States stopped using after the creation of the WTO, which has its own mechanisms to settle trade disputes.

President Trump is planning to ask his staff to consider investigating Chinese trade practices, senior White House officials said Saturday.

Kennedy of CSIS says business leaders express a range of opinions, depending on how much they discrimination they face in China and how key Chinese profits are to their business.

"This is a critical action, and long overdue", said Michael Wessel, a member of the U.S.

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