Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    34 / 23 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>China Politics

China equips government agencies with genuine software

(China Daily)

09:15, July 18, 2012

BEIJING - A senior copyright official announced on Tuesday that China has completed the second phase of a national anti-piracy campaign on the software used by government agencies.

The first two stages covered inspection and correction of improper use of software in national authorities and provincial governments, said Yan Xiaohong, deputy director of the National Copyright Administration, at a press conference.

According to Yan, more than 1 billion yuan (156.9 million US dollars) was spent on 158,823 operating system licenses, 506,693 copies of office software, plus anti-virus and other special-purpose software during the campaign, which finished at the end of June.

Yan highlighted that foreign software providers received equal treatment during the procurement with no preference given to domestic companies.

It turned out that Chinese and foreign companies took similar shares in the project.

With regards to operation systems, foreign companies have a notable larger market share, while Chinese domestic firms took about two-thirds of the office applications but still earned less than their foreign counterparts due to lower pricing, explained Yan.

Centralized procurement of general software was also adopted in the drive, which has enabled government agencies to get licenses at a 30 to 50-percent discount, said Li Baorong, deputy head of the Government Offices Administration of the State Council.

Inspection and license procurements at city and county levels are scheduled to conclude at the end of 2013.

【1】 【2】


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Special operation members conduct anti-terrorism training

  2. Daily life in Pyongyang, DPRK

  3. WTO ruling to prompt opening

  4. A visit to primitive stone tribe in Luoyang

  5. Classic UFO photos in 30 years

  6. Interesting coincidence

Most Popular


  1. Commentary: Health of stock market
  2. S. China Sea tensions stirred up with outside help
  3. Elites threaten favorable Sino-US attitudes
  4. Europe's chances of economic recovery lie in unity
  5. Fragile peace barely holds in tense Kashmir
  6. Tokyo's islands stance harmful to ties
  7. Experts doubt legality of online auction
  8. Searching for the right professionals
  9. Clinton’s Asia trip takes economic turn
  10. Vatican needs to adapt to local systems

What's happening in China

Supermarket investigates worm-infested Cadbury candy

  1. 'Inexperience to blame for baby panda death'
  2. Beijing roads cleared for African leaders
  3. Graduate degrees no guarantee for jobs
  4. Lovers' spats often lead to crime
  5. A new chapter for Beijing's libraries

China Features

  1. Why is TCM worth of commendation?
  2. Arabians pay heavy price for Arab Spring
  3. Master of pasted-paper sculpture
  4. China, US hold mixed attitudes toward each other
  5. China does not lack capital: CSRC Chair

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai