China exported 12,651 copyrights on publications in 2017, up 29 percent from the previous year, according to a report on the country's publishing industry in 2017.
The report issued by the State Administration of Press and Publication said book copyrights accounted for the majority with 10,670, while the remainder was made up of 424 copyrights of audio and video products and 1,557 of electronic publications.
A total of 18,037 copyrights of publications were imported into the country last year, including 17,154 book copyrights.
Copyright authorities across the country uncovered 4,102 institutions involved in copyright infringement and other illicit acts and 155 locations where pirated publications were produced during the year, and confiscated some 9.7 million pirated publications, including 5.5 million books and journals.
China exported 21.7 million copies of books, newspapers, and journals in 2017, and imported 32.6 million. Over 5.4 million copies of children's books were exported, according to the report.