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  2020 is also destined to be an extraordinary and critical year. We have just sent off the hot 2019! 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and the 100th anniversary of the May 4th movement. 2019 China and the world's intellectual property sector have ushered in a historic opportunity. Major events such as the "Sino US trade war" of the world's first and second largest countries have made "IP" cross-border with global politics, economy, legal system, science and technology, finance, talent and consumption. People suddenly realize that this looming IP, if any, can set off a huge wave in the world, with the great value:

  ——Intellectual Property and Politics: in the 2019 "Sino US trade war", from friction to dispute to the scene of the war, the core points directly to the future core competitiveness of the United States and China - the field of high technology and intellectual property. On January 15, 2020, local time in United States, through the joint efforts of the economic and trade teams of China and the United States, on the basis of equality and mutual respect, China and the United States formally signed the first phase of the economic and trade agreement in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. China and the United States have held in-depth discussions on strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights, reaching consensus on trade secret protection, drug-related intellectual property issues, extension of patent validity, geographical indications, cracking down on piracy and counterfeiting on e-commerce platforms, cracking down on the production and export of pirated and counterfeited products, cracking down on malicious trademark registration, and strengthening the judicial enforcement and procedures of intellectual property rights.

  ——Intellectual Property and Economy: in 2019, due to the aggravation of global trade protectionism, the development trend of the world economy, including the growth of world trade, slowed down. The trade friction between China and the United States in 2019 was caught in a tug of war, and there was no lack of worries or even pessimism in the market. As the competitiveness of intellectual property is closely related to and complementary to economic development, a good economic environment attracts and creates more intellectual property enterprises, and intellectual property enterprises also returns to economic development. The intellectual property economy has also stepped into the ‘upgraded version’. The trillion market space has been opened, and it has become another new driving force to stimulate economic growth. Therefore, in 2019, the economic development will be ‘stable with changes and changes with worries’.

  ——Intellectual Property and Legal System: building a country under the rule of law and strengthening the fundamentals of intellectual property development. ‘black hole event’, ‘protection of rights against porcelain’, ‘copyright cockroach’ can not be tolerated, and we should really let intellectual property protection out of the "black hole"! Intellectual property is no longer just the ‘patent’ of writers and researchers. More and more people have realized that a picture taken at will is also intellectual property, and they are also protected by law. The original intention of the establishment of ‘World Intellectual Property Day’, ‘Intellectual Property Court’, ‘Intellectual Property Judge’ and ‘Intellectual Property Institute’ is the same.

  ——Intellectual Property and Science and Technology: the 13th five-year plan for science and technology promotes a new chapter in the development of technology and industry. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially issued 5G license, which marked 2019 the first year of China's 5G business, and China officially entered the fifth generation of mobile communication era. In the age of 5G, 5G network with super connection ability will carry the interconnection of 1 billion places, 5 billion people and 50 billion things, popularize the ultimate user experience with low delay and high reliable connection, and 5G will bring profound changes to the way of connecting people and things again. 5G network will be fully integrated with digitalization, big data, cloud and artificial intelligence, bringing revolutionary changes to the industry – platform-based connection, everything online, all cloud and intelligence, which will comprehensively promote the innovation of the Internet of Things, and further promote the new generation transformation of the science and technology industry.

  ——Intellectual Property and Finance: the annual figure of global financial market in 2019 should be ‘trillions of dollars’. The real trillions of dollars listed companies in human history appear in the United States. One is Apple, and the other is Amazon. As an excellent representative of innovative listed companies, among the trillions of dollars' market value, the proportion of tangible assets is less than 10%, the strength and knowledge of brand and value of intellectual property rights has been fully demonstrated. A larger number of listed companies such as ‘little Apple’ and ‘little Amazon’ will be born in 2020.

  ——Intellectual Property and Talents: intellectual property talents work should be gathering talents from all over the world. Attracted by the huge potential of development prospects of intellectual property, a huge number of talents start to be engaged in intellectual property career. ‘Intellectual property examination’, ‘National Intellectual Property Examination’, ‘Intellectual Property Talents Apartment’, ‘Intellectual Property Talent Team Building’ and ‘Intellectual Property into Campus’ have been presented, fully embodying the core concept of ‘Talents is the first resource; Talents is the new force in intellectual property career under One Belt One Road in the future’.

  ——Intellectual Property and Consumption: looking back to the 2019 China’s consumer market, it is a microcosm of many companies featuring invisible consumption getting listed, such as Pinduoduo, Ruixing coffee, Tencent Music, Meituan, Inke, Liepin, Ping An Good Doctor, Tiktok. Invisible assets including copyrights, patent, digital assets, rapidly became the representative of combination of intellectual property and consumption. Intellectual property has entered the stage of branding and securitization in the C-end consumer group.

  Looking back at 2019, with the Sino Us Trade War as the ‘big lesson’ to open the intellectual property popularization course for the whole Chinese people, China's intellectual property has become an important topic in the fields of politics, economy, legal system, science and technology, finance, talent and consumption. It can be said that 2019 is the first year of upgrading intellectual property to ‘super IP’, which has become the core system factor connecting the past and the future of reform and opening up.

  Since its establishment, the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange has always believed that knowledge is power and knowledge is wealth. Intellectual property is the last unexplored human wealth in the world. Our purpose is to help enterprises discover value, make use of value, and create wealth for ourselves and society.

  From 2012 to now, the Standard Intellectual Property Products has always been the main topic of our research, which is also our original desire,and we abandoned the ‘retail game’ in which cultural assets, precious metals and bulk commodities, post money cards and digital currencies as changing hot spots and capital idling. Gentlemen love wealth, take it in a proper way, see it in a proper way, and use it in a proper way. We always believe that the process of wealth creation must be first beneficial to the country and the people, and then to ourselves.

  In the first half of 2019, the newly established quotation board business of Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange was launched in the Chinese market, and the monthly listing volume showed a good trend of rising month on month;

  In April 2019, Guangxi Hong Kong cooperation was deepened and Guangxi (Nanning) Office of Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange was established;

  In May 2019, the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange and more than 200 colleges and universities around the world established the global university intellectual property alliance;

  In June 2019, the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange promoted the development of Chinese folk art, actively prepared the exclusive issuance of Thangka 12 zodiac in the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange, and held a grand signing ceremony in Beijing;

  In June 2019, Guangxi (Nanning) Office of Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange successfully held the summit forum of intellectual property promoting Guangxi innovation and development and the signing ceremony of Guangxi Hong Kong Intellectual property strategic cooperation.

  In December 2019, the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange promoted the global exclusive listing of Hao Hejun's Taiwan works;

  In 2020, we will usher in an important year of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way and achieving the first centenary goal. We will also take advantage of the current situation to start a new journey of building a socialist modern country in an all-round way. All colleagues and partners of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Exchange will work together to go!

  Opening the door and catching the first glimpse of dawn, we embrace the future of knowledge economy and the new era of IP, ‘Life's too short to think small’. Empowered with years of experience and taking advantages of success of our study on the IP standardization, we shall wholeheartedly serve the society, the business and the public.

  Global IP, Share the Globe!

  The Chairman of the Board of HKIPX

  Colin Wu

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