The IT industry in the People's Republic of China

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China to boost high-tech industrial development
Asia Times, 25 May 1999. The central government will make a greater effort at developing high-tech industries to support the domestic economy. High-tech products and machinery exports maintained rapid growth in the first quarter of this year even though exports were down 7.8 percent from the corresponding period last year because of the Asian financial crisis.
Race on to be China's Silicon Valley
By Mary Kwang, The Straits Times, 29 November 2000. Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai are the leading contenders to be the country's high-technology center. Beijing, in particular, appears to be the front-runner following a drive mounted last year to develop Zhongguancun in the northern part of the capital as the nation's centre for the knowledge economy.
China's Software Industry to Compete With India
China News Digest, 15 March 2001. India is to face increasingly strong competition from China in the software industry in the years to come. India's software sector has been growing 50 percent annually since 1991, but China also has great potential. China has a GDP per capita of 3,800 dollars compared to India's 1,800. Its exports are three times more than India and while China has 100 million telephones, India has only 18.95 million. So China is capable of gaining ground quickly [brief].
China's Electronic, Information Industry World's 3rd Largest
Xinhua, 10 June 2001. The electronic and information technology industry has not only grown into China's biggest industry, but has also worked as a multiplier in the country's economic restructuring. The rapid expansion of the industry due to massive technical upgrading drives over the last five years [brief].
China to Build up 10 Software Industry Bases
Xinhua, 10 December 2001. A state-level software industry base went into operation Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, indicating that 10 state software industry bases have taken shape in China. Last June, the government decided to set up 10 bases on the basis of previous software parks in the cities of Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Xi'an, Jinan, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Changsha and Nanjing [brief].