Nanjing becomes China's 'Software City'

17:59, September 07, 2010      

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Recently, the 2010 China (Nanjing) International Software Product Expo (CIS) was officially opened at the Nanjing International Expo Center, according to the International Finance News.

In this opening ceremony, the city of Nanjing was awarded China's first "Software City" by the China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Yang Qunshan, the deputy director of the ministry, indicated that for a long time Chinese government has attached great importance to the software industry. That is why it has issued a series of policy measures on the software and integrated circuit industries to encourage the development.

Yang said that China's software industry, which only made 59.3 billion yuan in 2001, has reached 997 billion yuan in 2009. From January 2010 to July 2010, the business income of the software industry has exceeded 723 billion yuan. There is no doubt that the income of the software industry will break 1.2 trillion yuan this year. China’s software industry has grown 20 times in 10 years.

Meanwhile, at the "Chinese Software Industry Development and Corporation Innovation Summit 2010," the city of Nanjing has released a report about the software industry. The data shows that its output has reached 63.2 billion yuan, which is the fourth highest in the country after Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai.

From January to June this year, Nanjing City has completed 42.9 billion yuan of software business income, up 53 percent year-on-year. The software business income in Nanjing City is expected to break 100 billion yuan this year.

By Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online


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