CHINA
Region: ASIA AND OCEANA
128
of
55
Global Rank: 
20
of
9
Region Rank:

China’s IPRI score remained the same at 5.4 placing it 9th in Asia and Oceania and 55th in the world. China is classified by the IMF as a part of the Emerging and Developing Asia group and by the World Bank as an upper middle income nation.
China’s Legal and Political Environment Subindex increased by 0.1 to 4.4 with scores of 4.8 in Judicial Independence, 4.3 in Rule of Law, 4.3 in Control of Corruption, and 4.1 in Political Stability. The Physical Property Rights Subindex remained the same at 6.5 with scores of 5.7 in Property Rights, 4.4 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 9.4 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex remained the same at 5.3 with scores of 4.9 in Intellectual Property Protection, 2.6 in Copyright Piracy Level, and 8.4 in Patent Protection.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.4 55 of 128 9 of 20
Legal and Political 4.4 68 of 128 10 of 20
Physical 6.5 35 of 128 8 of 20
Intellectual 5.3 56 of 128 10 of 20


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.4 68 of 128 10 of 20
Judicial Independence 4.8 61 of 128 12 of 20
Rule of Law 4.3 81 of 128 14 of 20
Political Stability 4.1 87 of 128 13 of 20
Control of Corruption 4.3 67 of 128 9 of 20


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.5 35 of 128 8 of 20
Protection of Physical Property 5.7 49 of 128 9 of 20
Registering Property 9.4 46 of 127 11 of 20
Access to Loan 4.4 21 of 128 7 of 20


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.3 56 of 128 10 of 20
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.9 59 of 128 12 of 20
Patent Protection 8.4 25 of 108 4 of 19
Copyright Protection 2.6 73 of 104 12 of 18
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