Rising legal awareness of Jiangsu firms delights Chinese American lawyer
2018-01-17 16:30:00

Zhang Jun

“Jiangsu has achieved much in construction and reform in 2017. As one of the Jiangsu compatriots living overseas, I’m proud of Jiangsu.” said Zhang Jun, a legal scholar and trial lawyer in the Federal Supreme Court of the United States.

Zhang Jun was born in Nanjing. With a J.D. from Brigham Young University, he gradually gained fame in the legal profession and Chinese Americans in the United States.

In May, 2017, Zhang was invited to the first Jiangsu Development Summit. Nearly seven months after that, he was till excited about the event.

Talking about the most impressive achievement that Jiangsu made in the year of 2017, Zhang Jun mentioned the transformation from “Made in Jiangsu” to “Created in Jiangsu”.

In the past, the extensive economic growth model used to rely much on cheap raw material and labor. However, there are now more Chinese products with higher technical content, better quality and more added value. There is increasing number of Jiangsu companies that have proprietary intellectual property rights.

“As far as I know, although the actual amount of intellectual property cases is rising with Jiangsu’s export to America, the scale is on the decline, which means more Jiangsu companies are taking the legal resort to protect themselves in the overseas market.” Zhang Jun said, “This also reflects the development of Jiangsu companies.”

Zhang Jun in a memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims in Los Angeles in December, 2017

Zhang Jun told JiangsuNow that many Jiangsu companies would actively seek legal services before their products hit the American market, to build relevant intellectual property protection system. Even if there are disputes, the companies could have more confidence to respond actively and avoid huge losses. “The Jiangsu companies are taking the lead nationwide in legal awareness.” Zhang said.

“Jiangsu has also been making its unique contribution in Sino-US trade.” said Zhang Jun to JiangsuNow, “As a lawyer, I’m so happy to see Jiangsu’s legal environment becoming more transparent and fair. Jiangsu has growing attraction to draw more investment from American companies.”

For the year of 2018, Zhang Jun thought that the international exchange between Jiangsu and other parts of the world be even more frequent. “More attention should be paid on safety, as there are more Chinese students, tourists and businessmen overseas. ”

With quite a group of Jiangsu compatriots who are well educated, Jiangsu boasts a unique financial and intellectual force to rely on. Zhang Jun hopes that Jiangsu could stage relevant policies to motivate more overseas compatriots, recruit more talents in management, financial and legal fields, and provide more convenience to them, so as to offer intellectual support to a better Jiangsu in 2018 and many years to come.

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