The following are the major high- tech projects China is set to
undertake during the 2006-2010 period, listed in the draft
guidelines of the five-year development guidelines being
deliberated by Chinese lawmakers at their ongoing annual
-- Integrated circuits and software: establishing integrated
circuit research and development centers, industrializing the
technology for 90-nanometer and smaller integrated circuits, and
developing basic software, middleware, large key applied software
and integrated systems.
-- New-generation network: building next-general Internet
demonstration projects, a nationwide digital TV network and mobile
communication demonstration networks with independent property
-- Advanced computing: making breakthrough in technology for
petaflop computer systems, building grid-based advanced computing
platforms, and commercializing the production of teraflop
-- Biomedicine: Building a number of demonstration projects for
commercial production of vaccines for major diseases and gene-
modified medicines, improving the modern traditional Chinese
medicine system, and enhancing the capability for new medicine
invention and production.
-- Civil airplane: developing planes for trunk and feeder lines,
general-purpose planes and helicopters, as well as advanced
-- Satellite application: developing new meteorological,
oceanographic, resource and telecommunication satellites, and
poison- and pollution-free thrust augmented carrier rockets;
building earth observation and navigation positioning satellite
systems and facilities and application demonstration projects for
civil satellite ground systems.
-- New materials: building demonstration projects for commercial
production of high-performance new materials badly needed in
information, biological and aerospace industries.
(Xinhua News Agency March 6, 2006)