China Design Insights

Explore inherent strengths, capabilities and opportunities of China
in arts, architecture, design, engineering and innovation.

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Strengths

This tier represents the pinnacle of a China's design and innovation landscape, showcasing industrial classes and industries where China excels. It reflects areas of exceptional capability, where creativity, expertise, and competitive advantage converge, highlighting sectors that not only drive the China's reputation forward but also set the benchmark for excellence on a global scale.

Rank Industry ID Score
1 Interior Space and Exhibition Design 8 1177015
2 Packaging Design 2 368954
3 Architecture, Building and Structure Design 3 311719
4 Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design 12 158717
5 Furniture Design 1 119947
6 Landscape Planning and Garden Design 62 69515
7 Lighting Products and Fixtures Design 5 50297
8 Jewelry Design 49 43364
9 Home Appliances Design 11 41129
10 Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design 51 36839
11 Energy Products, Projects and Devices Design 58 31195
12 Spatial Design 105 30125
13 Digital and Electronic Device Design 7 29983
14 Fine Arts and Art Installation Design 22 27417
15 Industrial Design 104 27311
16 Interface, Interaction and User Experience Design 10 25595
17 Robotics, Automaton and Automation Design 33 21187
18 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 50 19298
19 Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 4 18808
20 Medical Devices and Medical Equipment Design 16 18735
21 Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design 84 17661
22 Urban Planning and Urban Design 63 17583
23 Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design 44 16743
24 Graphics Design 106 16696
25 Construction and Real Estate Projects Design 76 16316
26 Audio and Sound Equipment Design 37 16175
27 Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design 67 15041
28 Toys, Games and Hobby Products Design 6 15031
29 Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design 35 13263
30 Print and Published Media Design 75 13218
31 Pet Care, Toys, Supplies and Products for Animals Design 47 13187
32 Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design 82 12394
33 Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design 91 12200
34 Trade Show Architecture, Interiors, and Exhibit Design 180 12121
35 Building Materials and Construction Components Design 19 11363
36 Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design 85 11236
37 Sporting Goods, Fitness and Recreation Equipment Design 41 11186
38 Art and Stationery Supplies Design 53 11143
39 Event and Happening Design 40 10037
40 Security, Safety and Surveillance Products Design 55 9106
41 Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 52 8492
42 Bedding Design 173 6874

Mature Capabilities

Occupying this tier are industries and sectors where China has established a mature and robust presence. These industrial categories underscore a solid foundation of skill, experience, and market development, representing areas of reliable strength and consistent performance. They illustrate the China's capacity to sustain and evolve its industrial and creative endeavors.

Rank Industry ID Score
43 Movie, Video and Animation Design 17 6793
44 Website and Web Design 99 6450
45 Vehicle Parts, Auto Accessories and Care Products Design 59 6161
46 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Products Design 32 5865
47 Kitchen Furniture, Equipment and Fixtures Design 27 5753
48 Outdoor Gear and Camping Equipment Design 48 5720
49 Giftware Design 79 5469
50 Office Furniture Design 24 5409
51 Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design 56 5383
52 Product Engineering and Technical Design 15 5332
53 Idea and Conceptual Design 21 5309
54 Computer Graphics, 3D Modeling, Texturing, and Rendering Design 13 5260
55 Luxury Design 83 5191
56 Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design 18 5016
57 Architectural Lighting 177 4921
58 Strategic Design 107 4676
59 Information Processing Tools Design 127 4293
60 Design Quality and Innovation 94 4113
61 Generative, Algorithmic, Parametric and AI-Assisted Design 73 3870
62 Watch Design 178 3645
63 Social Design 20 3641
64 Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 9 3591
65 Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design 42 3510
66 Performing Arts, Stage, Style and Scenery Design 29 3476
67 Futuristic Design 36 3400
68 Functional Art, Avant-Garde and Expressional Objects Design 184 3300
69 Installation Design 174 3296
70 Accessibility, Assistive Technologies, and Inclusive Design 78 3263
71 Education, Teaching Aid and Training Content Design 65 3252
72 Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 95 3249
73 Computers and Peripheral Devices Design 86 3105
74 3D Printed Forms and Products Design 97 3093
75 Smart Living and Home Automation Design 160 3078
76 Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design 43 3049
77 Homeware Design 100 2992
78 Excellence in Design 125 2916
79 Street Furniture Design 61 2889
80 Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design 92 2852
81 Information Technologies Design 25 2749
82 Wearable Technologies Design 89 2749
83 Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 14 2628

Opportunities

This segment identifies emerging industrial classes and industries ripe for development and growth within China. It pinpoints areas where potential is high, yet full capabilities are not yet realized, offering a roadmap for strategic investment and innovation. These categories represent fertile ground for future advancements, where nurturing talent and resources can lead to significant gains in global standings.

Rank Industry ID Score
84 Commercial Appliance Design 68 2601
85 Scooter Design 172 2500
86 Information Technologies and Software Design 181 2500
87 Bicycle Design 72 2500
88 Prosumer Products and Workshop Equipment Design 54 2462
89 Meta, Strategic and Service Design 23 2350
90 Human-Centered, Inclusive, and Accessible Design 166 2268
91 Adult Toys and Products Design 101 2041
92 Garden and Outdoor Furniture Design 60 1773
93 Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design 26 1720
94 Emergency Response, Disaster Preparedness and Relief Design 144 1529
95 Manufacturing and Processing Machinery Design 57 1421
96 Environmental and Ecological Design 146 1300
97 Limited Edition and Custom Design 93 1202
98 Wholesale, Retail Trade, Commerce and E-Commerce Design 88 1152
99 Scientific Instruments and Research Equipment Design 64 1024
100 Heavy Machinery Design 28 958
101 Communication Equipment, Devices and Apparatus Design 70 900
102 Young Design 123 836
103 Agricultural Tools, Farming Equipment and Machinery Design 31 772
104 Disposable and Single-Use Product Design 98 729
105 Mindfulness and Meditation Products Design 149 729
106 Legwear, Pantyhose and Hosiery Design 103 656
107 Interaction Design 108 649
108 Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Implant Design 87 549
109 Video and Broadcasting Equipment Design 38 441
110 Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Design 90 400
111 Social and Behavioral Sciences Design 120 400
112 Human Resources and HR Programs Design 116 324
113 Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Restore, Repair and Upcycle Design 135 324
114 Camera and Photography Equipment Design 71 324
115 Wellness, Health Promotion, and Preventive Care Design 167 324
116 Handmade, Crafts and Artisan Design 136 324
117 Unexpected Design 122 324
118 Public Utility Products and Services Design 134 256
119 Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design 141 244
120 Yacht and Marine Vessels Design 66 208
121 Office and Business Appliances Design 45 144
122 Aerospace and Aircraft Design 69 100
123 Awards, Prize and Competitions Design 39 16
124 Musical Instruments Design 77 9

Discover More

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