I was browsing the web, checking for news. Just read from SIPO of PRC that in 2006, China is the 8th in term of applications for entering into PCT from China. The actual number was 3910, which is an increase of 56.8% over 2005.
I have been telling our clients to make use of PCT to extend the time for them to consider whether to apply patent in other countries, and China provides a cheaper alternative when doing local and PCT application. This is good that China provides such a major increase and create more business for patent attorneys in China.