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South Korea cracks world's top 5 innovators while China edges Japan

Turkey, Vietnam, India and the Philippines can change landscape for good: WIPO

An ice carving robot at a bar in Seoul: South Korea was the highest-ranking Asian country in the World Intellectual Property Organization's Global Innovation Index this year.   © Reuters

PARIS/NEW YORK -- South Korea has placed among the top five technological innovators for the first time, according to the latest global ranking, as other Asian economic powers moved up the hierarchy.

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