In the first half of 2018, the number of patent applications proposed by China in the countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative - excluding China - was 2,759, an increase of 26.9 percent year-on-year.
Meanwhile, the number of patent applications filed by the countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative was 2,681, an increase of 31.6 percent year-on-year.
This points to a markedly improving picture in the intellectual property sector among these nations.
Since the High-level Conference on Intellectual Property for Countries Along the Belt and Road was held in July 2016, fruitful achievements have been made in terms of IP cooperation at the international level as follows:
Firstly, an IP cooperation mechanism with B&R countries has been further optimized.