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A new court established by the Chinese government will begin taking on intellectual property cases in January, the Singapore-based Straits Times reports.

Why it matters: China experts were skeptical when the government announced this month that it would begin punishing companies and individuals who steal intellectual property, a long-standing U.S. grievance that helped set off President Trump's trade war. But the establishment of the new IP court suggests China may be serious about addressing the Trump administration's complaints.

Go deeper: Rude, red awakening — China’s theft of U.S. tech is hard to stop

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The Week America Changed

Sandberg thought Zuckerberg was "nuts" on remote work in January 2020

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Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg thought Mark Zuckerberg was "nuts" when he raised the possibility in January 2020 that 50,000 Facebook employees might have to work from home. By March 6, they were.

Why it matters: In an interview Monday with Axios Re:Cap, Sandberg explained how Facebook moved quickly to respond to the pandemic with grants for small businesses and work-from-home stipends for its employees, and how the company has been watching the unfolding crisis for women in the workforce.

Supreme Court declines to hear case on qualified immunity for police officers

The Supreme Court on March 5. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal for a lawsuit brought against Cleveland police officers that challenges the scope of qualified immunity, the legal doctrine which has been used to shield officers from lawsuits alleging excessive force, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: The doctrine has been the subject of scrutiny from civil rights advocates. Eliminating qualified immunity was one of the key demands of demonstrators during nationwide protests in 2020 following the killing of George Floyd.