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Number of granted patent applications, 2002 (see: per 100,000 of population)

Source: China Statistical Yearbook, 2003, Table 20-56, p.769.

The number of granted patents is an even better indicator of innovative strength. Again, Guangdong province is by far leading all other regions of China. There are almost twice as many successful patent applications in Guangdong as in Zhejiang - the province with the second largest number of granted patents. Surprisingly, Shanghai and Beijing reached only place 5 and 6 in this province ranking of successful patent applications.

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