Beijing's software industrial base has initially taken shape and
its goal of being a software giant seems not to be far away.
The latest figure shows that only in the city's official software
industrial base, the number of software companies has reached more
than 1,340, producing 1,178 software products.
Among the software companies in Beijing, Legend, Tsinghua Tongfang
and a number of other names have become the nation's most famous
brands in recent years.
At present, Beijing has more than 60,000 people in the software
industry, accounting for 35 percent of the nation's total figure.
Last year, the IT sector contributed to over 60 percent of Beijing's
economic growth, with a total production value of 90 billion yuan
(11 billion US dollars).
(People's Daily 06/13/2001)