China releases devt. plan for software sector

China on Tuesday unveiled a development for software and information technology services sector during 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

country aims to develop more than one million industrial applications by 2025 and foster a competitive edge in software for key industries such as finance and construction, Ministry Industry and Information Technology said.

plan also details measures to support companies in sector, with goal cultivating more than 100 companies with operating revenues exceeding 10 billion yuan (1.57 billion U.S. dollars) by 2025.

plan says country will also build open source communities with international influence and improve pricing mechanism for software. (Xinhua/NAN)