From People’s Daily today:
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao , Vice President Zeng Qinghong and Vice Premier Huang Ju called for more efforts to boost the country’s information technology (IT) industry Wednesday evening while visiting an ongoing communications technology expo.
“We should accelerate our pace of technology innovation, better our homegrown research and development ability and make painstaking efforts to tackle core technologies and enhance core competitiveness,” said Wen.
He said that the IT industry, as a basic, guiding and pillar industry of China’s national economy, should play a significant role in China’s modernization process and in building a well-off society.
“We should waste no time in exploring an information development strategy to enhance China’s electronic and telecommunications technologies,” he said.