The latest statistics show that the telecommunications business this year totals 366.9 billion yuan (about 44.2 billion US dollars) -worth, up 24 percent compared with the same period of last year.
The total value of the electronic and information product manufacturing sector reached 1.35 trillion yuan, an increase of 27 percent on an annual basis.
During the first 11 months, the income of the communications service reached 362.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13. 8 percent.
Goal for 2001
At the beginning of this year, Wu Jichuan, minister of information industry, announced the goals of 425.5 billion yuan for the added value of the information industry and 4.5 percent of China's gross domestic product to be contributed by the industry.