— Quote from a recent report on the Asian Technology Information Program. Report title is “ATIP12.016: HPC Talent in China”
October 16, 2012
"Although China has made impressive progress in supercomputer system development over the past few years, there is still a significant gap between China and the advanced nations in terms of software and applications."
July 12, 2012
"According to research firm IDC, the IT services market in China is expected to almost double over the next five years - from US$12.2 billion in 2010 to US$23.7 billion in 2015. IDC’s China Services Market report says the growth will continue to be led by the adoption of next-generation IT systems as well as IT services spend due to the implementation of China’s 12th Five-Year Plan."
April 3, 2012
"Seventeen percent of global IT spending will be generated by BRIMC in 2012, representing nearly $658 billion, and the markets remain far from saturated. While professional and consumer market opportunities can be found in many emerging markets, Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico and China (BRIMC) continue to perform particularly strongly, and this is where over half of emerging markets’ IT spending will be concentrated in 2012."
— Quote by Luis Anavitarte, research vice president and head of emerging markets research at Gartner. Quote found at in a Gartner press release titled: “Gartner Says Emerging Markets Will Generate $1.22 Trillion in IT Spending in 2012”
June 26, 2010
"The ambition, speed and scale of Chinese involvement in Africa is extraordinary. According to Chris Alden, author of China in Africa, two-way trade stood at $10 billion in 2000. By 2006, it was $55 billion, and in 2009 it hit $90 billion, making China Africa’s single largest trading partner, supplanting the U.S., which did $86 billion in trade with Africa in 2009. Today the Chinese are pumping oil from Sudan to Angola, logging from Liberia to Gabon, mining from Zambia to Ghana and farming from Kenya to Zimbabwe. Chinese contractors are building roads from Equatorial Guinea to Ethiopia, dams from the Congo to the Nile, and hospitals and schools, sports stadiums and presidential palaces across the continent. They are buying too. Acquisitions range from a $5.5 billion stake in South Africa’s Standard Bank to a $14 million investment in a mobile-phone company in Somalia."
March 25, 2010
"The Chinese are obsessed with the Internet. People in the 60 largest cities in China spend around 70 percent of their leisure time on the Internet, according to a survey we conducted in 2009. In smaller towns, the corresponding number is 50 percent. The PC is fast replacing the TV set as an entertainment hub, and emotions run high over who gets to log on and for how long."
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