China and the EU signed on Jan.12 a joint statement concerning the strategic cooperation on high-speed network infrastructure and its application.
The statement, signed between Chinese Science and Technology Minister Xu Guanhua and a EU official, signifies that China and the EU have started full-scale cooperation on the research and construction of next generation Internet.
According to the statement, China and EU will set up advanced network high-speed connection above 2.5Gbps in order to support cooperative researches in relevant technological areas.
An official with the Ministry of Science and Technology said the cooperation agreement would boost cooperation between China and the EU at various levels, provide multiple choices for China in its broadband Internet connection with the world, reduce cost of international cooperative R&D and exchange as well as raise overall level of cooperation between China and the EU in science and technology.
By People's Daily Online