An article by Lifang’s partner Mr. Xie Guanbin on the NDRC investigation of Qualcom was published on page 3 of the July/24 edition of Beijing Times. In the article, Xie sees the trend that the Chinese government is getting tougher on abuse of intellectual property rights. After a brief analysis of the alleged abusive acts of Qualcom which are under investigation initiated by China’s National Development and Reform Commission, Xie believes that the Qualcom case, as well as the earlier IDC case, has given clear signal that the government will not tolerate abuse of intellectual property and will upgrade its antitrust enforcement to conform to international standard. China is now a major destination of intellectual property import but a starter in antitrust enforcement. Intellectual property, a terminabled “monopoly” right, though seemingly conflicting with antitrust practice, has the ultimate goal of promoting social well-being as much as the antitrust law. The intersection of the two systems lies at the opposition to the abuse of intellectual property.