Chinese telecommunication gear provider Huawei Technologies ranked No. 1 with 3,369 invention patents granted. Photo: Reuters

China the global leader in patent filings in 2018 as its inventors seek to double down on call for self-reliance

  • Patent filing activity in China grew by 11.6 per cent last year, keeping it in first place ahead of the US
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese telecommunication gear provider Huawei Technologies ranked No. 1 with 3,369 invention patents granted. Photo: Reuters
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Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang joined the Post in 2017, working with the video team before moving to reporting. She covers business and political stories in Hong Kong and mainland China. Previously, Jane interned at CNN and Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese.