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China's Global Ranks

-China had the highest number of big companies that made it to the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list. It saw 13 new firms listed on the list last year, bringing the total to 129, higher than 121 from the United States, according to the Fortune China website. 

-China became the world leader in international patent filings in 2019, with 58,990 applications, overtaking the U.S. A record 265,800 international patent applications were filed in 2019, a hike of 5.2-percent from 2018, according to the annual report of the World Intellectual Property Organization. 

-China ranked 28th among the world economies in 2019, the best performer among the five BRICS economies in terms of competitiveness as of the released of the World Economic Forum's annual report assessing the productivity and long-term growth of 141 economies.  

-China's ranking in the World Bank Group's Doing Business 2020 study climbed to 31st place in terms of ease of doing business, up from 46th a year earlier and 78th in 2017, according to the bank. 

-China ranked 14th among more than 100 economies worldwide in a benchmark innovation ranking in 2019, moving up three spots from 2018 and strengthening its position as a leading innovative nation, according to the 2019 edition of the Global Innovation Index report.  

-China remained the world's second largest recipient of foreign direct investment in 2019, by attracting $140 billion, according to the "Global Investment Trends Monitor" published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in 2020.   

-China ranked second globally in the development of the Internet, trailing only the United States in 2019. Among all countries, China ranked first in the application of the Internet, and second in innovation capacity and industry development, according to the World Internet Development Report 2019.  

-China's performance in agricultural research frontier, agricultural sci-tech papers and patents ranked second in the world, according to a report released at the Forum 2019 on Science and Technology for Agricultural and Rural Development in China. 

-The total number of World Heritage Sites in China totaled 55, the highest in the world as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Committee inscribed the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City on the World Heritage List as a cultural site in 2019.  

-Fifty-one universities on the Chinese mainland have been included in the global top 1,000 universities, compared with 42 in its last rankings, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings in 2020. 

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