In a news announcement made on 8th November 2010, Chinese authority reinstate it's effort to protect IP rights of foreign enterprises.
A meeting was held in Chongqing City (重庆) on 7th November 2010 on the subject matter. The head of State Intellectual Property Office said that 100 or more policy had been rolled out annually in the last 5 years.
It was felt that China has developed leading edge technology in some of the fields, including energy, high speed train and information technology, as a nation, China should have interest in protecting itself in the IP area.
I hope foreign enterprises really had felt the effect in the past 5 years and give hope in the coming years. However, it is still not an easy task to deal with local authority, including the court and custom office with issues related to IP, not to mention when you have to deal with local administrative officials if there is a factory making infringement goods.
The Chinese news announcement can be found here.