Number of patent applications per
100.000 of population, 2002 (see:
Source: China Statistical Yearbook,
2003, Table 20-56, p.769.
When we calculate patent
applications per 100,000 of the population, Shanghai and Beijing are
by far leading all other regions of China. There are more than twice
as many patent applications per 100,000 of the population in Shanghai
as in Guangdong - the province with the third largest number of
applications. This clearly indicates the high concentration of
research and development capacities in Beijing and Shanghai.