The United States and China averted a potential trade war in the early months of 1995. Against the backdrop of threatened trade sanctions, the two countries negotiated and reached an agreement to improve China's intellectual property protection system and to curb Chinese copyright infringement.
Kristie M. Kachuriak, Chinese Copyright Piracy: Analysis of the Problem and Suggestions for Protection of U.S. Copyrights, 13 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 599 (1995).