The IT industry in the People's Republic of China
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- China to boost high-tech industrial
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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].