Beijing (Reuters) – China on Tuesday rejected a US-Chinese free translation by Google of a ruling that Beijing is required to allow foreign businesses access to its vast intellectual property.
In a statement to Reuters, Google said it had received a request from a court in the eastern city of Guizhou seeking a translation of the ruling by a lower court.
It said it would consider the request, but did not specify when.
The court’s decision in May had been closely watched in China because of the impact on its economy and business climate, and a government push to make foreign companies and others comply with rules that would curb their use of Chinese-made goods and services.
China says it wants to boost the use of domestic and foreign-made technology in the economy and wants to reduce its reliance on imported goods.