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BCAA Was Invited to Attend 2021 ZGC Parallel Forums and Give Key Interpretation of GII 2021Post date: 2021-09-24

As one of 2021 Zhongguancun (ZGC) Parallel Forums, the Forum on Global Intellectual Property Protection and Innovation organized by the WIPO Office in China (WOC), in cooperation with Beijing Municipal Intellectual Property Office (BJIPO) and ZGC Group, was held on September 24 in Beijing, China. Renowned experts and scholars from home and abroad discussed the opportunities and challenges of scientific and technological innovation and intellectual property in the era of global change and transformation, which will provide reference for international scientific and technological innovation cooperation, intellectual property protection and global operation. The introduction and interpretation of Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021: Tracking innovation through the COVID-19 crisis session was held in the forum.

Yin Yong, Vice Mayor of Beijing, pointed out that GII 2021 shows, China has made continuous progress from ranking 14th last year to 12th this year, and in terms of innovation clusters, Beijing ranks third, one spot up from last year, which showcasing the creativity of China including Beijing. Marco M. Alemán, Assistant Director General of WIPO, who shared the significance and impact of the GII 2021, attributed China's remarkable progress in the innovation rankings to its decades-long investment in science and technology, as well as its persistent innovation planning, policy implementation and evaluation.

Liu Hua, Director of WOC, summed up the state of global innovation with four key words. First, resilient. Despite the massive disruption of the Pandemic on the world economy, the innovative sector has shown remarkable resilience. Second, uneven. Sectors such as the Internet, information and communication technology (ICT), medical and biotechnology were developing rapidly at the time of Pandemic, while the transport and travel sectors were heavily hit. Third, rising Asia. A number of Asian economies, including the Republic of Korea, Singapore, China, and Japan, have performed strongly, and the core region of global innovation vitality has moved further eastward. Fourth, IP. The global value of intangible assets has now reached $65.7 trillion, more than the combined size of the US and Chinese economies.

Xie Hongxing, Director of Bluetech Clean Air Alliance and core committee member of WIPO GREEN, said that due to the impact of COVID-19, green technology, medical and digital technology have become the focus of economic recovery in major countries. Mr. Xie also pointed out that driven by the goal of carbon peak and carbon neutrality, China has the opportunity to lead a green recovery of the global economy.

To celebrate the opening of the ZGC Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a video message of congratulations. "It is more imperative than ever for all countries to ramp up sci-tech opening-up and cooperation, and explore approaches and means to tackle pivotal global issues through concerted efforts in sci-tech innovation. All countries should stand in solidarity to confront the common challenges of the times and jointly push forward the lofty cause of human peace and development," Xi said. While to cope with climate change and achieve carbon neutrality is one of the key paths for following President Xi's guiding principle. Climate change is a common challenge for all mankind, and China has made the commitment to achieve the goal of carbon peak and carbon neutrality. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to carry out systematic and in-depth changes in energy, economy and consumption by applying green science and technology innovation.

Since 2018, the Parallel Forum on Intellectual Property of ZGC Forum has been successfully held for four sessions, attracting wide attention both at home and abroad. It has become an important name card to showcase Beijing’s intellectual property brand and an important platform for exchanges, cooperation and collaborative innovation among the global intellectual property community. This year's forum also held activities including signing ceremony and launching ceremony, attracting more than 200 participants from government agencies, research institutions, science and technology enterprises, well-known universities, financial institutions, service organizations and news media, and more than 10,000 people watched the live broadcast online. The leaders and guests of this forum also include He Zhimin, Deputy Commissioner of China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Yang Dongqi, Commissioner of Beijing Municipal Intellectual Property Office, Pan Xinsheng, Deputy Commissioner of Beijing Municipal Intellectual Property Office, Song Hefa, Deputy Dean of the Intellectual Property School at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yao Weihao, Director of the Science and Technology Development Department of Peking University, Eiichi Yamamoto, Director of IP Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Beijing Representative Office and others.