The period of 2016-2020 has been regarded as China's period of strategic opportunity in building an IP powerhouse.

The State Council issued 13th Five-year Plan on the National Intellectual Property Protection and Utilization issued, setting out set ten anticipatory quantity index, such as China's invention patent ownership will increase from 6.3 per 10,000 people in 2015 to 12, and the export volume of intellectual property royalties will increase to 10 billion USD, by the year of 2020.

The State Council also has issued its Market Supervision Plan in the 13th Five Year Period, which said that China will strengthen competition law enforcement and severely combat IPR infringement and manufacture and sales of counterfeit and shoddy commodities, so as to purify market environment.

In parallel, the National Copyright Administration of China (NCCA) issued its 13th Five-year Plan on Copyright, which sets out 26 key tasks covering four approaches, that is, to improve legal system, administrative system, service system and foreign affairs system. Law revision, software legalization, training and publicity among others are taken as key tasks. The Copyright Plan also sets goals for works registration, computer software registration and copyright models construction.