1. China will toughen punishment for violation of intellectual property rights
2. Democratic forces win in Hong Kong elections
3. Conservative party leads in the election race in the UK
The Global Times conveys the words of a high-ranking official from the PRC, according to this person, China is committed to strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights as part of the ongoing trade negotiations between the US and China. It is planned to toughen punishment for violation of intellectual property rights. On Sunday, Donald Trump national security adviser Robert O’Brien expressed the hope that the US and China would nevertheless sign an interim foreign trade agreement before the end of this year. At the same time, he noted that the United States continues to closely monitor the situation in Hong Kong.
District council elections were held in Hong Kong on Sunday, with democratic forces winning a crushing victory. They will occupy 390 places out of 452 possible. Voter turnout was a record - 71%. The head of the Hong Kong administration, Carrie Lam, has already commented on the election results. She noted that she respects any will of voters and hopes that the elections will be an impetus for ending violence on the streets of the city.
Recent polls conducted in the UK show that the Conservative Party is outperforming the Labor Party, and remains the favorite in the election race, according to various polls, from 10% to 19%.
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