Information technology in the People's Republic of China

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MEI and IBM sign statement of direction on OS/2 Warp cooperation
Ministry of Electronics Industry press release, 18 August 1995. In the building and implementation of China's information infrastructure, important is the establishment and specification of an open system environment, as well as the promotion of open computer networking standards and protocols.
Fearing Control by Microsoft, China Backs the Linux System
By Craig S. Smith, The New York Times, 7 July 2000. China's leaders are concerned that the country is growing overly dependent on the Windows operating system. In response, it is backing the Linux operating system. Dependence on Microsoft is like leaving the keys to the country's increasingly computerized economy in the hands of a potential enemy. Secret holes in Microsoft's computer code might allow the U.S. access to Chinese networks or even enable it to shut those networks down.
More Chinese Cities Turning ‘Digital’
Xinhua, 22 November 2001. A wide application of digital, information and network technologies in urban construction in a bid to turn their places into digital cities. In the next five years Beijing will concentrate on applying information technology to building a framework of a digital Beijing with the information industry becoming an economic pillar.
China Says ‘No’ to Pirated Software
Xinhua, 5 April 2002. China has resorted to laws and regulations to crack down on the production and marketing of pirated software, in order to better protect intellectual property rights. The Copyright Law, which was revised last year, and the newly-promulgated regulations on the protection of computer software fully embody protection of the rights and interests of copyright owners.
China's software developers eye Linux
By Matt Berger, InfoWorld, 12 July 2002. A survey OF 700 developers in mainland China revealed that while the Windows operating system dominates the country's software development efforts, a significant proportion of programmers are beginning to develop applications for Linux or plan to do so in the next year.