I discuss China regularly with my EU counterparts, most recently at the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on 10 October. The protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in China is a priority for the UK.
Ahead of the EU-China summit on 25 October, my officials have held discussions with the EU and fellow member states on enhancing EU-China trade and addressing market barriers, including strengthening IPR in China. In particular, the UK would like China to ensure that there is effective and consistent enforcement of IPR across the country. Officials at our embassy in Beijing co-ordinate closely with EU colleagues on IPR issues.