China declares ambitions as an IP great power

On September 22, 2021,  the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the “Guidelines for Building a Powerful Country with Intellectual Property Rights (2021-2035)” (知识产权强国建设纲要(2021-2035年)). The Guidelines set numerical development goals for intellectual property as well as other goals such as “deep participation in global intellectual property governance.”

For numerical goals, the Guidelines set a goal for 2025 as

By 2025, remarkable achievements shall have been made in the building of a powerful intellectual property nation, the protection of intellectual property shall be more stringent, social satisfaction shall have reached and remained at a relatively high level, the market value of intellectual property shall have been further highlighted, brand competitiveness shall have been significantly improved, the added value of patent-intensive industries shall have accounted for 13% of GDP, the added value of copyright industries shall have accounted for 7.5% of GDP, the total annual import and export amount of intellectual property use fees shall have reached 350 billion yuan, and the number of high-value invention patents per 10,000 people will reach 12.

The Guidelines also set more general goals including:

Constructing an intellectual property system oriented to socialist modernization

Constructing an intellectual property protection system that supports a world-class business environment

Constructing an intellectual property market operating mechanism that encourages innovation and development

Constructing the Public Service System of Intellectual Property Right for the Convenience and Benefit of the People

Constructing a Humanistic Social Environment for Promoting the High Quality Development of Intellectual Property Rights

Deep participation in global intellectual property governance

Organizational Strengthening

Each goal has several paragraphs defining the goals more specifically.

The full text of the Guidelines is available here.