Number of granted patent
applications per 100,000 of the population, 2002
Source: China Statistical Yearbook,
2003, Table 20-56, p.769.
If we take into account the number
of people in each province the ranking of provinces in successful
patent applications looks quite different: Now, Beijing and Shanghai
are leading in successful patent applications per 100,000 of the
population. Guangdong, which has by far the largest absolute number of
successful patent applications, ranks only third in the number of
successful applications per 100,000 of the population.