The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the names of the recipients of the 20th China Patent Award, the nation’s top award for patents, on December 25, 2018.
Altogether 40 patents, including 30 for invention and utility models and 10 for industrial designs, won the gold.
As of the end of 2017, products and projects related to the 40 gold award winners had created 83.5 billion yuan ($12 billion) of sales revenue, 13.9 billion yuan ($2 billion) in profit and 18.6 billion yuan ($2.7 billion) in exports.
More than 60 patents won the silver, which was introduced for the first time to encourage more patent holders.
Shen Changyu, head of CNIPA, said China will continue to support higher-quality and high-value patents.
The China Patent Award is coorganized by CNIPA and the World Intellectual Property Organization. More than 6,000 patents have been honored since it was established in 1989. tinued to grow for decades, a slow decline started in 2015, the report said. While the number of elderly migrants has kept growing, the number of child migrants dropped in the past few years.
The moving population has generated demographic dividends during the past decades, as a large amount of surplus labor from rural areas moved into cities to create wealth for both their own families and society.
The report showed that more of the migrant population have shifted from the primary industry to the service sector since 1978.
In 1978, 70.5 percent of the migrant population worked in the primary industry, while only 12.2 percent were in the service industry. In 2016, 27.7 percent worked in the primary industry and 43.5 percent in