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China beats US in patent filings for second straight year

Japan remains third while South Korea nabs the fourth spot from Germany

People visit a booth during a Huawei event in Shanghai, China. The telecom gear maker is the world's top patent filer. 

VIENNA -- China has captured the top spot in 2020 among international patent applications for the second consecutive year, a United Nations ranking released Tuesday shows, demonstrating once again how Asia is leading the tech innovation in the new normal.

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