China's IP in Foreign Eyes

  • The country's leading search engine Baidu has open-sourced an AI model to detect people not wearing face masks. The companies said it had trained the model on more than 100,000 images to achieve prediction accuracy of 96.5%. As many factories and businesses in China have resumed work after the Lunar New Year holiday, it's important for companies to identify people not wearing masks to limit the spread of the virus. 

    ——Baidu open sources AI to identify people without face masks, The Next Web

    Comment:

    In recent years, Baidu has developed plenty of face detection models and protected its innovation achievements through a meticulous IP strategy. The open-sourced decision made by the company will help curb the spread of the virus.

  • A new AI-powered diagnosis system promises to detect new coronavirus cases with an accuracy rate of up to 96% via computerized tomography scans, Chinese tech outlet Sina Tech News reported. The diagnosis algorithm was developed by Alibaba's research  institute Damo Academy. Researchers at the academy said they had trained the AI models with sample data from more than 5,000 confirmed cases, adding that the system could identify differences in CT scans between patients infected with the novel virus and those with ordinary viral pneumonia with an accuracy of up to 96%.

    ——Alibaba says AI can identify coronavirus infections with 96% accuracy,NIKKEI

    Comment:

    Since its establishment in 2017, Alibaba's Damo Academy has been generating innovative technologies to secure IPRs under its firm control. Such innovation will contribute to turning the table against the virus.

  • The Great Ruler, a drama currently being released by iQIYI, has achieved domestic and international acclaim following its premiere on January 30, adding to the string of success achieved by its comic and animation counterparts. The novel itself has developed a substantial fanbase as it has regularly topped Baidu's online novel rankings since its publication. IQIYI has created IP-based franchise around it by adapting it into an original drama series, a comic series and an animation series.

    ——iQIYI Original Drama Series '"The Great Ruler" Release Met with Acclaim in Overseas and Domestic Markets, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    IQIYI is committed to the development of its IP supply chain through its capabilities in animation, comics and etc. Going forward, iQIYI will continue releasing more IP-based works to help unleash the full potential of creative IPs based on the success of the drama.

  • In coronavirus-hit China, demand for virtual office tools from Alibaba and Tencent is surging as the world's largest work-from-home experiment gets into full swing. Alibaba's DingTalk is the most download free app in China's iOS App store, followed by Tencent Conference. DingTalk has been particularly swift in spotting the emerging need in the education sector. Last week, it rolled out a slew of new features for classroom settings, including live-streaming lessons that can have as many as 302 participants and an online testing and grading system.

    ——Tencent, Alibaba Apps Find Fans in Virus-Affected Schools, Bloomberg

    Comment:

    Tencent and Alibaba have in past years steadily built out their office apps with self-independent IP. The development of the office apps will help to fight against the virus in China's Schools.

  • While there are now more cases from the novel coronavirus that started in the city of Wuhan, where most of the cases and deaths are happening, it's not going to stop a billion Chinese people from eating, shopping or playing games online. Craig Botham, an emerging markets economist for Schroders, pointed out on his Twitter feed today that China's GDP growth is not coming from travel and transportation. Services, including financial services, and retail are where it's at for China's economy. The big China e-commerce names outperformed by a lot.

    ——These China Companies Can Survive The Wuhan Coronavirus, Forbes

    Comment:

    Chinese e-commerce companies and rural e-commerce service platforms have collaborated with branded merchants to develop intelligent distribution and online-working models. The blessing of new technologies helps enterprises to telecommute and work with each other efficiently, secure circulation of goods, and eventually defeat the coronavirus.

  • Super Bowl LIV will be televised live in more than 180 countries, including China. Super Bowl LIII had seven million total viewers in China across both digital and TV platforms last year. Nearly 80% of viewership came from the digital side, and more that 60% of that digital traffic comes via Tencent, the largest streaming platform in China.It is reported that,Tencent, which has an exclusive live digital agreement with the NFL.

    ——Millions In China Will Watch Super Bowl LIV Via Mobile Devices,Forbes

    Comment:

    In recent years, Tencent has invested a load of money in R&D in the field of live broadcasting, and has cached numerous IPRs. The exclusive cooperation with the NFL in entertainment and sports enables its users to access many popular, original contents and contents of other forms, vaulting Chinese streaming media platforms to the global market.

  • As companies around the globe explore new uses for blockchain, China is quickly outpacing the rest of the world in patent applications for blockchain-related technology. According to Tokyo-based research firm Astamuse, China filed around three times as many such patents (7,600) as the U.S. between 2009 and 2018, while data compiled by Japanese legal services firm NGB reveals that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which uses block chain technology to power its Alipay e-payment platform, has filed more than 500 patent applications over the same timeframe.

    ——Moving Ahead on Blockchain Innovation, Reach Further

    Comment:

    Blockchain is an important breakthrough in independent innovation of core technologies. While accelerating the development of blockchain and industrial innovation, the protection of IPRs is crucial for enterprises. It is necessary for Alibaba to file hundreds of related patents to protect its achievements.

  • Today, Chinese e-commerce, search and social media platforms greatly outperform their Western counterparts in view of the audience reach and loyalty in China. The global success of the Tik Tok short video app by ByteDance also reveals that Chinese tech giants are able to conquer foreign audiences too. Others will probably follow, as whether we like it or not, China's tech companies are not only proliferating, but also bubbling with new ideas and an uncanny enthusiasm for innovation.

    ——Chinese tech companies are leading the new global innovation revolution, the Drum

    Comment:

    Shooting and watching short videos has become a lifestyle for many people. Interesting content and unique model are the reasons why this new social media is so popular. The success of ByteDance is not an accident, the passion for innovation and the protection of IPRs are the determining factors.

  • Her life looks like one straight out of a fairy tale. Li Ziqi impresses millions with her videos, where she makes seemingly everything from scratch with her two hands, from dying a dress with fresh grape juice to fashioning traditional lipstick from roses in her garden to foraging on horseback in order to prepare one exquisite meal after another. She has some 50 million fans in China and another 8 million overseas, but she remains a mystery to many of them. 

    ——Netred Li Ziqi reveals the difficulties behind the video production for the first time, by Goldthread

    Comment:

    Li Ziqi showed the Chinese culture to the world and was loved by many people. With the rapid increase of popularity, Content creators like Li Ziqi should improve their awareness of IPRs, launch trademark layout in time, and actively maintain their own trademark rights. 

     

  • Of college students graduating in 2017, 3 percent started their own businesses within half a year, almost double the rate in 2011. A survey released by a few dozen colleges at the beginning of 2018 showed that close to 90 percent of college students in China have considered creating their own company. Recently,there is the newly awakening entrepreneurship drive among the young Chinese students. There's a reason students are so passionate about entrepreneurship. 

    ——China Is Winning the Race for Young Entrepreneurs, by Foreign Policy 

    Comment:

    In recent years, Chinese college students' enthusiasm for entrepreneurship is at all-time high. China has constantly taken a series of measures to strengthen the protection of IPRs, optimize the business environment, providing a solid guarantee for entrepreneurship.

  • A consortium led by Chinese internet giant Tencent has agreed to buy 10% of Universal Music Group (UMG) from French firm Vivendi, valuing the music label at 30 billion euros. Prior to the deal, Tencent struck music distribution deals with companies such as Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and South Korea's YG Entertainment, which manages K-pop artists such as Blackpink and Big Bang.

    ——Tencent acquires 10% stake in Universal Music Group,Tech In Asia

    Comment:

    It has become a mainstream consumption trend to pay for copyright in China. Tencent and other music platforms have increased the investment for music copyright. Becoming a shareholder in music companies and holding more copyright reserves have become a feasible strategy for Tencent.

  • Robin Li, the billionaire founder of Chinese search giant Baidu, has made his first visit to India, a market increasingly seen as the next frontier for Chinese tech companies, thanks to its nearly half a billion internet users. Li said Baidu was keen to partner with local institutions for innovation, according to a transcript of his comments provided by the company.

    ——Baidu CEO calls for innovation partnerships on first trip to India,Tech In Asia

    Comment:

    In recent years, Baidu has invested a lot in AI R&D and reserved a lot of IPRs. If Baidu and Indian organizations carry out innovation cooperation in consumption, education, transportation and other fields, which will be conducive to making IPRs benefit more people.

  • IQIYI announced its 2020 strategy for the iQIYI Knowledge App on December 18th, 2019. Based on iQIYI's leading IP content works such as The Golden Eyes, iQIYI Knowledge has developed a series of IP-based courses aimed at fulfilling both the users' entertainment demands and educational demands. With the arrival of the 5G+AI era, iQIYI Knowledge will not only continue to cultivate IP-based courses, but also focus on the development of educational interactive and short-form videos.

    ——iQIYI Announces its 2020 Strategy of the iQIYI Knowledge App, Focusing on Educational Videos and IP-based Content, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    In recent years, iQIYI has constantly improved IP protection awareness and provided popular original and other forms of contents. Going forward, the company will continue to promote the development of the paid knowledge market.

  • Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp will invest more than 50 billion yuan ($7.18 billion) in artificial intelligence and fifth generation Internet technologies over the next five years, as competition in the sector grows. Xiaomi Chief Executive Lei Jun made the announcement on Thursday. "We need to turn our continuous advantage we have in AloT and intelligent life into absolute victory in intelligent full scene, and completely cement our king status in the smart area," said Lei.

    ——Xiaomi to invest $7 billion in 5G, AI and IoT over next 5 years, Reuters

    Comment:

    Xiaomi has been taking IP an important impetus for innovative development in the fierce market competition. The company's investment in 5G and AI represents its determination in original innovation.

  • It (TESLA) has started electric vehicle production in China ahead of some foreign rivals, and its Shanghai factory could push its production costs lower. Success means grabbing a bigger slice of the world's largest car market. Investors, at least, are optimistic about the company's plans: After falling as much as 46% earlier this year, Tesla's (TSLA) stock hit an all-time high this week. 

    ——How Tesla's risky bet on making cars in China could pay off, CNN

    Comment: 

    China has further strengthened the protection of intellectual property rights and created a good business environment, making China the world's largest automotive market, which in turn has attracted the attention of more investors of auto-industry worldwide.

  • China announced the successful launch of the Long March 5 rocket on Friday, sending a communication satellite into Earth's high orbit, according to Chinese state media CCTV. The successful launch of the rocket on its third attempt could pave the way for more ambitious space projects such as missions to the Moon and Mars, along with a manned space station. China developed the powerful rocket, which is designed to carry 25 tons of payloads into low orbit, with the aim of launching a Mars probe in 2020. 

    ——China successfully launches Long March 5 rocket, paving way for more ambitious space projects, CNN

    Comment:

    Since the reform and opening up, China has fully implemented its innovation-driven development strategy and intellectual property strategy. China's space industry has relied on independent research and development to obtain independent intellectual property rights,and China's space industry has achieved world-renowned achievements.

  • The Konka Group, a leading digital home entertainment manufacturer and one of the top five TV brands in China, today announced a major brand expansion into the North American market. As a vertically integrated prime manufacturer with over 5,000 TV patents, Konka sells products in over 100 countries worldwide, specifically tailoring its products for each market. Named one of the "Top 10 most valuable brands in China," Konka's extensive product range includes Television, Audio, Smart Home, Appliances and Mobile. 

    ——Konka Group, A China TV Technology Powerhouse, Announces Brand Expansion into the United States and Canada, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    Konka Group has been building its brand through technical innovation for many years. The company's IP protection measures put its products on the map globally.

  • The 2019 box office was then almost single-handedly rescued by the August arrival of an unlikely mega blockbuster: Chinese 3D animation NeZha. Helmed by self-taught first-time feature director Yang Yu, aka Jiaozi, the film went on to earn an astonishing RMB 4.97 billion ($710 million). Noting the similar success of local sci-fi The Wandering Earth, which brought in RMB 4.66 billion ($665 million) over Chinese New Year in February, Maoyan's report emphasized how top-heavy and winner-take-all the Beijing film industry remains, with just these two titles alone representing nearly one-sixth of China's annual box office total to date. 

    ——China's 2019 Box Office Hits All-Time High, The Hollywood Reporter

    Comment:

    Viewers are more willing to pay for movies with high-quality contents at a time the market is inundated with mediocre products. Premium copyrighted contents originated from the likes of NeZha and The Wandering Earth hold the key to constant growth of China's box office.

  • Flora Tang, a research analyst at Counterpoint Market Monitor, said the world's biggest smartphone maker also lost out as local competition grew. Over the last few years, homegrown players such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi have become more popular, and they have grabbed market share from Samsung with their strong product portfolio, affordable prices, more localized services ecosystem and extensive sales channels, said Tang. 

    ——Samsung admits defeat in China's vast smartphone market,CNN

    Comment:

    In recent years, Chinese smartphone manufacturers have focused on innovation and patent layout related to smartphones, which has led to a steadily increasing market share. China's strictly IP protection will also safeguard smartphones innovation in terms of technology, software, equipment, and service.

  • 5G commercial services are now available in 50 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. In Shanghai, nearly 12,000 5G base stations have been activated to support 5G coverage across the city's key outdoor areas. China's commercial network is the biggest, according to Bernstein Research, giving the country more influence over the technology's global evolution. 

    ——China just launched the world's largest 5G network, CNN

    Comment:

    China's efforts in intellectual property protection and favourable business environment have boosted Chinese enterprises' innovations in the field of 5G technology, and also allowed China to play an important role in global 5G technology progress.

  • Recently, a report revealed that China airlines and airports are upping the ante in passenger service by fully leveraging technology, particularly artificial intelligence and automation. As a result, they're able to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience that passengers are demanding. These technologies are also being used to expand mobile services and to automate the passenger's entire journey.

    ——How technology helps China take 'first place' in the passenger airline space,by Techwire Asia

    Comment:

    Innovation is changing our lives and bringing more and more convenience to customers in China. In recent years, the Chinese government has stepped up efforts to improve the level of IP protection, which has greatly encouraged innovators to carry out technological innovation in the service field. Innovation is around us.

  • "China is absolutely leading the world in AI," according to Frank Hester, founder of TPP, a UK-based healthtech company that has been doing business in China since 2013. " I've seen a change over the past 5 years in China." According to Alain Bénichou, CEO of IBM's Great China business, 14% of firms in China have embraced AI technology. He said the rate of adoption in China is higher than the global average, but there is room to grow.

    ——China's drive to be a world leader in technology could accelerate as its economy slows,by CNBC

    Comment: 

    In recent years, the Chinese government has rolled out various policies to encourage the development of AI technology. Many enterprises have accelerated the pace of innovation of AI technology and actively carried out patent layout, helping China to make great progress in this field.

  • China State Shipbuilding Corporation officially debuted in Beijing on Tuesday, as a result of the merger between China's two leading shipbuilding companies China Shipbuilding Industry Company (CSIC) and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The newly established China State Shipbuilding Corporation has 147 scientific research institutions, enterprises and listed companies, with total assets of $112.41bn and 310,000 employees. It owns China's largest shipbuilding and repair bases and the most advanced ship development and research facility. 

    ——China unveils world`s largest shipbuilding group, by Seatrade Maritime News

    Comment:

    The newly established China Shipbuilding Corporation will take on the task of leading China from a big shipbuilding country to a powerful shipbuilding country, which can not be separated from the support of the enterprise's adherence to self-innovation and improvement of IPRs for many years.

  • But the 2022 Winter Olympics are coming and neither weather nor trade war can stop the world's most populous nation from cultivating the greatest snow sports boom the world has ever seen. Groups hold school assemblies to preach the joys of sliding on snow. It's all part of the People's Party plan to create 300 million Chinese "winter sports enthusiasts" by the time the Games roll around. 

    ——Ready, Set, Ski! In China, Snow Sports are the Next Big Thing, by The New York Times

    Comment:

    With the 2022 Winter Olympics coming and the upsurge of ice and snow sports in China, Chinese ice-snow companies should seize the opportunity, implement brand strategy and improve the market competitiveness, visibility and influence.

  • Maoyan Entertainment and Tencent jointly released their first report on China's movie industry. The report presents the latest trends and opportunities resulting from the industry's evolution from a simple combination of the Internet with the movie industry, to a transformation with the more deep penetration of the Internet into the full value chain of the movie industry. "Tencent and Maoyan aim to leverage various Internet products, technologies, data and ecosystem to serve the whole movie industry, including production, promotion, distribution and IP development and commercialization," said Maoyan CEO Zheng Zhihao. 

    ——Maoyan and Tencent Release First Report on China's Movie Industry, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    In recent years, Internet has been penetrating the movie industry with constant development of scientific technologies. More excellent works will be produced through copyright operation by invoking the Internet platform

  • Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing could start offering advertising and other services once the rollout of 5G technology speeds streaming and web-based products for mobile users, its president said on Friday. "It is not our current focus yet. However, when 5G comes, when the experience inside the car can be significantly improved, we think we can have better content," said Didi President Jean Liu. The advent of 5G could allow passengers to access content such as karaoke or soap operas on the move, she told a panel at the New Economy Forum. 

    ——China's Didi could offer more services with advent of 5G, Reuters

    Comment:

    In recent years, China has been strengthening IP protection of 5G technologies in order to promote the patent application in some fields such as self-driving vehicles. The 5G ultra-fast mobile Internet services launched in China this year will bring more opportunities for companies including Didi.

  • China, is now looking to become a global leader in areas from blockchain to artificial intelligence (AI). In 2017, Beijing laid out plans to become the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030, with the aim of making the industry worth 1 trillion yuan ($147.7 billion).5G is set to play a key role in technology development moving forward. The country will account for the largest number of 5G connections by 2025, more than North America and Europe combined, according to mobile industry body GSMA.

    ——CNBC,China throws its weight behind A.I. and blockchain as it aims to be the world's tech leader

    Comment:

    Blockchain, as a new applied technology, records all aspects of trading activities and cannot be tampered with. Innovative subjects should grasp the opportunities of Blockchain technology development and increase the cultivation of high-value patents from the aspects of technological innovation and intellectual property layout.

  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set a sales record on Singles Day, the world's largest 24-hour shopping event. At the end of the event, GMV stood at 268.4 billion yuan, just under a 26% rise from the figure posted last year. To help boost sales, Hangzhou-based Alibaba expanded the number of discounted items in this year's event and put a heavy emphasis on livestreaming via its platforms to help sell goods.

    ——CNBC,Alibaba breaks Singles Day record with more than $38 billion in sales 

    Comment:

    Under the growth of live shopping, brings huge economic benefits, however,the live broadcasters should respect the intellectual property rights of the brand. Only by properly promoting brand products can we achieve long-term healthy development.

  • The Baidu ABC Cloud Group & Edge Security Team is the 11th organization to win the Superuser Award. Baidu ABC Cloud Group and Edge Security Team integrated Kata Containers into the platform for all of Baidu internal and external cloud services including edge applications. Their cloud products, including both VMs and bare metal servers, cover 11 regions in China with over 5,000 physical machines. Today, 17 important online businesses have been migrated to the Kata Containers platform thus far.

    ——Baidu Wins Superuser Award with Massive-Scale Deployment of Open Infrastructure Technologies in Production, PRWeb

    Comment:

    With the rapid development of cloud computing, Baidu has been focusing on technological innovation and valuing IP deployment. The winning of the Award is the recognition of its innovative achievements in the area.

  • China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group reported better-than-expected third-quarter revenue on Monday, as the music streaming company added more paying users. Tencent Music, which has a user base of more than 900 million, has been shifting more of its content behind a pay wall since May. The company, controlled by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, said paid users of its online music service jumped about 42% in the reported quarter. 

    ——Tencent Music's quarterly revenue beats on subscriber growth, Reuters

    Comment:

    In recent years, Tencent Music has been strengthening IP protection through paid content subscribing with the improving awareness of copyright protection. The reported third-quarter revenue is the result of Tencent's efforts in IP protection.

  • Recently,The country's three state-run telecom operators launched services for the next generation wireless technology , Including China Mobile (CHL), China Telecom (CHA) and China Unicom (CHU) are all offering 5G plans, giving Chinese internet users access to the ultra fast service. 5G commercial services are now available in 50 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. In Shanghai, nearly 12,000 5G base stations have been activated to support 5G coverage across the city's key outdoor areas. 

    ——China just switched on the world's largest 5G network, by CNN

    Comment:

    In the era of 5G, technological exchanges and cooperation among countries as well as market-oriented transactions are increasingly frequent. Only by accelerating 5G network coverage and technology popularization, intensifying research and development, and mastering independent intellectual property rights, can we sail far in the era of 5G.

  • In recent years, China-Japan co-production have drive cross-border cooperation to unprecedented levels in the film sector. Major players from both countries are also looking for ways to tap into the Japanese industry's expertise to capitalize on the Chinese audience's growing appetite for domestic animation. Japan's Toei Animation and powerhouse Chinese studio Bona Film Group are currently at work on the big-budget animated co-production China-Japan co-production, The Monkey Prince and Legend of the Demon Cat, could be considered a modest success case for the two industries. 

    ——Tokyo Content Market: Japan-China Film Industry Collaboration Rapidly on the Rise, by Hollywood Reporter 

    Comment:

    In recent years, more and more Chinese film companies have begun to deploy overseas markets. Attach importance to the protection of copyright and other IPRs, which is conducive to the long-term and healthy development of China's film industry and shine on the world stage.

  • IQIYI, Inc. ("iQIYI” or the "Company”), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, jointly with Galaxy Internet TV, recently unveiled the "AI Seniors Mode” (the "Mode”) on the company's smart TV application QIYIGUO TV (the "APP”). Based on iQIYI's precise understanding of the users' TV watching behavior and content preferences, the Mode has been met with great acclaim since its launch and has served as an innovative solution that caters to the unique need of senior users.

    ——iQIYI Launches "AI Seniors Mode” on QIYIGUO TV, Further Improving Care for Elderly Users, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    As China's leading smart TV application, QIYIGUO TV actively explores and upgrades its content and viewing experience through utilizing its rich content sources and advantages in technology innovation. The new mode will contribute to the steady increase of the users for the application.

  • Disney and Lucasfilm are going back to basics to try to build an audience for the Star Wars franchise in China. The House of Mouse-and Skywalker-has inked a first-of-its-kind distribution deal with Tencent's China Literature, the Middle Kingdom's largest e-books and online reading platform, to license and distribute 40 translated Star Wars novels for Chinese readers. The partnership, which was unveiled in Shanghai on Wednesday, also will entail the two companies working together to develop and publish the world's first authorized Star Wars online novel written by a Chinese author, according to a press release shared by Disney over the official Star Wars Weibo account. 

    ——Disney Partners with Tencent Subsidiary to Build Chinese Fan Base for ‘Star Wars', The Hollywood Reporter

    Comment:

    As one of the world famous entertainment enterprises, Disney has been prudent in copyright cooperation. The partnership reflects Disney's confidence in China's copyright protection.

  • Universal Beijing will leverage the Alibaba Business Operating System to digitize the operations and management of the theme park. Via the Chinese company's online travel platform Fliggy, visitors will be able to buy tickets and book hotels through the Universal Beijing flagship store on their phones. Universal Beijing guests will also have the option of using Alipay's facial-recognition technology across the resort, from park entry to storage lockers to express-lane access and payment for merchandise and meals. 

    ——Universal Beijing Resort & Alibaba Set Strategic Partnership For Next-Generation Theme Park Experience, The New York Times

    Comment

    With the ever-expanding face recognition technology and increasingly fierce market competition, IP protection on the basis of technological innovation can win a broader space for enterprise development.

  • Pension funds from California to New Jersey and college endowments pour money into venture capital and private equity firms, which scour the globe for the best investment opportunities. In recent years, many of these firms have turned to China, helping fuel the success of rising stars like drone maker DJI and artificial intelligence pioneer SenseTime Group Ltd. 

    ——Teachers, firefighters from California to New Jersey seek Chinese tech riches, Los Angeles Times

    Comment

    China has become a rising power in artificial intelligence and facial recognition software. With the good business environment for innovation, investment and IP protection, the emerging market is attracting eyes from the world.

  • The evolving nature of China's biotech industry, especially when it comes to the "biologic" drugs has become a hotbed of cancer therapy innovation. About half of the biggest, global biopharma IPOs last year occurred in China. This presents a major shift for China. In the past, China, traditionally, had been much more focused on the generic market. That's changing. They want to go from becoming just a manufacturer to a true innovator. 

    ——How China Is Transforming the Biotech Industry: Brainstorm Health, by Fortune

    Comment:

    Chinese companies must attach importance to patent protection, so as to achieve breakthrough in biotechnology sector, which not only gives a good protection for IPR-reliant products, but also effectively competes with domestic and foreign competitors.

  • All over Africa, in its clogged cities and fast-changing towns and villages, buildings are painted in Tecno blue and billboards offer the allure of the Tecno brand. What is Tecno, you may ask? Tecno is an Africa-specific brand created by Transsion, a Shenzhen-based handset manufacturer. Last year, Transsion sold more than 100m handsets.

    ——China is Cornering Africa's Ecommerce Market, by Financial Times

    Comment:

    In recent years, the number of patent infringement affairs of Chinese companies has shown obviously ascending trend in their push abroad. So they should build up the patent portfolio according to their own business and beef up IP protection.

  • China's massive investment in AI is changing the entire world at an accelerating rate. Just like climate change is accelerating, so is AI. China is already ahead in super apps, facial recognition, app ecosystems, E-commerce, payments and online to offline retail (o2o). China is, for all intents and purposes, playing a much longer game with the future of artificial intelligence. 

    ——China's Artificial Intelligence is Fueling Innovation, by Forbes

    Comment:

    Amid of the rapid development and wide use of AI technology, many countries have been beefing up IP protection on this regard. Chinese business should take a patent portfolio-based approach for venturing out.

  • An impactful report by the Council on Foreign Relations underscores that the U.S. risks losing its worldwide innovation leadership to China. A narrowing gap between the U.S. and China in technology innovation leadership is a trend. National R&D spending is just one significant element of China's rise that I document in my book, which demonstrates how China's tech sector is challenging the world by innovating faster, working harder and going global. 

    ——A Sputnik Moment For The U.S. As China Forges Ahead In Tech Innovation, by Reuters

    Comment:

    S&T is the invisible battlefield between great powers. In recent years, China is becoming a leader in innovation, reflecting by the facts that the Chinese government attaching importance on the protection of IPRs and promoting S&T innovation.

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