China's first Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference will run in Beijing from January 16th to 18th.
More than one hundred domestic and overseas companies have applied to attend the expo, including Sony, Nokia, Shenda and Sohu.
Last year, China's online gaming industry was worth two billion yuan or some US$240 million. But China-made software only accounted for 10 percent of the market.
China will wholeheartedly develop the indigenous online gaming industry and fight against digital piracy to enhance the experience for Chinese gamers.
(CRI January 8, 2004)