CNIPA Making Active Efforts to Curb the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

On January 25, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting on the prevention and control of the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chaired the meeting and delivered an important address. The meeting made further study, deployment and mobilization on issues especially related to the treatment of patients. CNIPA earnestly studies and puts into practice the principles from General Secretary Xi Jinping’s major address and the decisions and deployment of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to make active efforts to curb the pneumonia outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus. Shen Changyu, Commissioner and Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group of CNIPA, made clear requirements on related work.

Shen Changyu pointed it out that since the outbreak of the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, General Secretary Xi Jinping has been paying very close attention to it as he held multiple meetings, heard many reports and made important instructions on the matter. All these have highlighted the people-centered development thinking and the strong political responsibility, which have provided fundamental principles for comprehensive epidemic prevention and control and are of great guiding significance. The whole staff of CNIPA should earnestly study and put into practice the principles from General Secretary Xi Jinping’s major address, develop still greater consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment, foster stronger confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics and resolutely uphold General Secretary Xi Jinping’s core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and resolutely uphold the Party Central Committee’s authority and its centralized, unified leadership. They should thoroughly grasp the importance and urgency of the work, keep in mind and put into practice the principles from General Secretary Xi Jinping’s major address, give top priority to epidemic prevention and control and make all-out efforts to implement the decisions and deployment of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to guarantee life safety and health of the whole staff.

Shen Changyu stressed that when an epidemic breaks out, a command is issued. It is our responsibility to prevent and control it. The organizational leadership on the epidemic prevention and control work of the whole bureau should be strengthened. A sound bureau-level leading group should be established to make well-planned prevention and control schemes and related emergency plans to respond to various cases better. Comprehensive support and educational guidance should be strengthened to improve the ideological understanding of both cadres and staff of the whole bureau, help them fully realize the epidemic situation, learn the protection knowledge and protect themselves well. Scientific prevention and control and accurate measures are required to thoroughly grasp the movements of the whole staff and complete related information statistics. A “daily report” system should be well implemented on epidemic monitoring, checking and early warning to ensure early detection, early reporting, early isolation and early treatment. Meetings and activities should be reduced as much as possible to avoid crowds, and body temperature screening and disinfection in public areas should be done well. They should encourage people to handle businesses online to reduce population flow and earnestly study and properly handle patent and trademark matters influenced by the epidemic. At the same time, they should also carry out related patent analysis around epidemic prevention and control and offer reasonable suggestions to help to win the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic. The Patent Examination Cooperation Hubei Center of the Patent Office of CNIPA should lay emphasis on epidemic prevention and control work according to CNIPA’s deployment and local requirements.

It is learnt that CNIPA has promptly established its Leading Group for Novel Coronavirus Prevention and Control, with Shen Changyu as the director and other bureau-level leaders and patent office principals as vice directors. It includes the Comprehensive Group, Business Group and Press Group to make overall plans and coordinate the whole bureau in epidemic prevention and control work. Gan Shaoning, member of Leading Party Members’ Group and Deputy Commissioner of CNIPA, made specific arrangements on related work, asking staff at different levels to put into practice their responsibilities and actualize various measures in a detailed way in the battle against the epidemic.

(Translated from CNIPA Website Chinese Version)