Dalian Holds Annual China International Patent Technology and Product Fair

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Aug. 9 – August 6 marked the opening of the three-day China International Patent Technology and Product Fair in Dalian, Liaoning Province.

Two million square meters of the Dalian World Expo Center featured an exhibition of 5,100 patents from 17 countries and regions , 23 provinces and 43 cities. The annual fair, which started in 2002, has become the most influential national and international brand exhibition of its kind, boosting the host city’s reputation for innovation.

Foreign investors have found Dalian to be an attractive investment environment thanks to its strategic location in reaching the North China market. Since 1992, Dalian has enjoyed a double-digit increase in GDP. In 2008, the city’s GDP increased by 16.5 percent, reaching RMB385.8 billion, while per capita GDP reached RMB62,198.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, in measuring overall city strength, Dalian ranks eighth among Chinese cities.

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