On 23 August 2016, Tencent, the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), and the International Publishers Copyright Protection Coalition in China (IPCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further the protection of IP on Weixin, China’s leading social communication platform.
More than 806 million people use Weixin and its sister app, WeChat, both in and out of China. The signing was witnessed by U.K. Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property Baroness Neville-Rolfe as part of her official annual visit to China.
The MOU between Tencent, the CBBC, and the IPCC is the product of shared common interests and objectives regarding intellectual property protection and was arrived at following extensive communication and exchange. Through the signing of this agreement, the three parties expressed their intent to work together towards their shared objectives over the coming months and years.
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