With over 200 dedicated professionals, Beijing East IP has helped a full spectrum of clients – from startups to Fortune 500 corporations to domestic multinational companies – on their intellectual property issues in China.
Ms. Reiko Aoki, General Manager of DLC/GB, visited Beijing East IP in early December 2019.
Ms. Aoki was born in China and grew up under the influence of Chinese and Japanese cultures. Ms. Aoki was responsible for international communication and China affairs in the government department of Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan. She has been a Chinese and China affairs expert for a long time and has been active in the front line of Japan-China communication.
Ms. Aoki, who speaks fluent Chinese, exchanged views with us on a wide range of topics, including Sino-Japanese business, intellectual property protection, and anti-unfair competition and anti-trust measures when operating in China.
Beijing East IP and Ms. Aoki agree that differences in the cultural and legal environment between China and Japan hinder business cooperation between Chinese and Japanese companies. However, with the improvement of friendly relations between China and Japan and the increasing importance of bilateral relations in scientific, technological and economic development, the business environment between China and Japan will become increasingly better.
Beijing East IP and DLC/GB hope that in the future, both parties will give play to their respective characteristics and expertise and work together to contribute to the business cooperation and exchanges between Chinese and Japanese companies.
Left: Dr. Xiaodong LI
Right: Ms. Reiko Aoki