Patent Applications in BRI Countries Grow

Source: Xinhua News Agency

According to the National Intellectual Property Administration, 1,558 Chinese patents were granted by countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative in the first half of this year. Computer, communications and other electronic equipment manufacturing topped the list of industries involved in China's patent applications in BRI-related countries in the period. China's published patent applications in these countries reached 3,125, an increase of 13 from the same period last year. A total of 8,029 patents from BRI-related countries were granted by China, a year-on-year growth of 16.2 percent.