11 April, 2006

the mii’s mission

AsiaPundit is pleased to report that central planning is alive and well in the new ‘wired’ China. Via 活龙行天下, a summary of key work areas of the Ministry of Information Industry (MII).:

Overall requirements: Guided by the Deng Xiaoping theory and the important thoughts of Three Represents, the spirits of the Sixteenth National Congress of the Party, the 5th Session of the Central Committee of the Party and the Central Economic Working Conference; to implement the Concept of Scientific Development, make China a telecom and electronic giant, focus on structural adjustments and strategic transformation, improve the quality and efficiency of development, center on technological innovations and strengthen the core competitiveness of the information industry; to transform the functions of the government, create a good environment for the development of the industry; to apply information technology (IT), strengthen the IT promotion and application, to base on the people-first principle, provide good products and services to the public and promote the sustained, rapid, coordinated and healthy development of the information industry.

Much more below the jump, if you can tolerate it.

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Macro-economic development goals on a year-on-year basis: To achieve 1.34 trillion yuan in values-added for the information industry. To the values added, communications industry will contribute 470 billion yuan and the electronics and information industry 870 billion yuan. The communications business will total 1.5 trillion yuan, up by 24%; 30 million users of fixed-line phones and 48 million cellphones users will be added; the penetrations of fixed-line and mobile services will reach 29% and 33%, respectively. The communications business will earn 700 billion yuan in income, up by about 10%; and the fixed asset investment will be around 200 billion yuan. The electronics and information industry will earn 4 trillion yuan in sales income, up by 21%, of which software and system integration sales will reach 370 billion yuan, up by 23%; total before-tax incomes will be 170 billion yuan, up by 6%; and the total exports will reach US$ 280 billion, up by 12%.

Planning and policy guidance will be strengthened and administrative affairs will be subject to the rule of law

The Ministry of Information Industry (MII) will complete the formulation, submission for approval and promulgation of the industry plans, science and technology plans, functional plans, special plans for the 11th Five-Year Plan, guide enterprises groups across the country to formulate plans and ensure the consistency between the work of the Ministry of Information Industry and the economic development in local areas.

The MII will strengthen the development of 3G communications, digital TVs, telecom supervision, the competition of the basic telecom services, the development and regulation of the Internet, encourage IT applications, support the “go global” strategies of Chinese information companies, the innovation of the information industry and the strategies of building China into a telecom and electronic giant.

The MII will conduct a follow-on campaign for administrative licensing, work with relevant parties in researching, revising and reviewing the Law of Telecommunications, revising Provisions for the Regulation of Radio, legislating the Law of Postal Services, promoting the surveys, studies and legislation of the Provisions for the Promotion of Software and Integrate Circuits, and Provisions for the Promotion of Information Technology Applications. As the conditions change, the MII will revise, supplement and improve existing rules and regulations as necessary.

The MII will coordinate and promote the reforms of the system of the information industry, work with other government departments to reform the postal services system, reform the government agencies, solve the problems of overlapping government functions, reform institutions by category, speed up the building of government websites and e-government initiatives.

Strategic transformation will be promoted to speed up the development of the telecom industry

The MII will organize the promulgation of A Guide to China Telecommunications Industry Development 2006, strengthen the statistic work of the communications industry, improve the monitoring and analyzing levels of the conditions of the industry, propose timely relevant policies, measures and suggestions, and guide the special planning of international communications and satellite communications.

The MII will continue to coordinate relevant tests designed to commercialize relevant technologies, assign and plan numbers and codes, improve the policies for the development of relevant industries, service coordination, market regulation and resource allocation, inter-network settlement and continue to strengthen the management of domain names on the Internet.

The MII will study the policies regarding the 3G mobile communications technologies, services, fee collection, supervision, and frequency allocation, speed up the research and development (R&D) and industrialization of technologies and products, continue standardization; promote the R&D of operations and technologies, equipment manufacturing, content creation, form new-type industries, and promote the healthy development of 3G mobile communications.

The MII will strengthen the supervision of the telecom service market, encourage different investors in rationally entering the telecom market, offer more matching policy support, improve the system of telecom service licensing, annual examination and registration, and build a market statistic system of the value-added services.

Structural adjustments will be intensified to make the electronics and information industry in China grow bigger and stronger

The MII will speed up the development of software and integrated circuits (IC), work with relevant government departments to formulate incentive policies promoting the development of the software and IC industry, continue to try to increase the investment in IC development, work with relevant government departments to formulate A Guide to the Projects of Special Funds for IC Industry R&D 2006, promote the product development and industrialization of software applications for different industries, embedded software, Chinese-language Linux systems and network software, promote the establishment of the common service platform for the Chinese software and IC industries, improve the certification management of system integration and strengthen the regulation the software and IT applications market.

The MII will continue to optimize industrial and product structures, continue to industrialize the next-generation mobile communications, digital A/V, high-performance computers, electronic labeling and pilot applications, propose special reports promoting the development of new-type monitors and try to make them become state-level projects, study and issue the policies and measures supporting the development of basic electronic products, revise and improve the verification and management provisions for national electronics and information industry bases and industry parks, formulate and promulgate matching and supportive policies, speed up the development of information terminals and products with high values added that are used widely and cultivate and develop new growth points.

The MII will facilitate the development of internationally competitive companies, study and formulate the provisions and detailed implementation rules for investment in creating new companies, formulate A Guide to the Projects of Electronics Development Funds 2006. The use of electronics development funds will be expanded, combining pilot and guiding projects with targeted, focused support. Pilot projects will be conducted to help large companies internationalize their operations, cultivate Chinese multi-national companies and win policy support from the government.

The MII will improve the supervisory system of the electronics quality and confidentiality of the military industry and build a license-based management system for the military industry.

The MII will make good surveys and forecasts of the total volumes of the information industry and main products, widen the supervisory scope of the electronics and information products, strengthen the management of satellite TV reception facilities and facilitate the environmental protection initiatives in response to the pollution of electronics and information products.

Technological innovations will be intensified to improve the core competitiveness of the information industry

The MII will continue to improve and implement key preferential policies for special projects in the 11th Five-Year Plan, formulate policies promoting the development of new technology and applications, reform the input systems of information technology innovations, build and improve relevant support systems, combine with the strategies of technological innovations, standards and intellectual property (IP) rights in key areas to conduct focus-based international cooperation and exchanges.

The MII will expedite the core, technological R&D of ICs, software and key components, introduce more private funds into R&D, strengthen the development and application of open-source code software and key basic software (typically Linux), support the R&D of ICs used in digital TVs, semiconductor illumination, automotive computing platforms and RFID, support the R&D and industrialization of new-type monitor devices, promote the technological breakthroughs in next-generation networks, broadband wireless mobile communications, home networks, intelligent terminals, network and information security, IT applications and digital contents.

The MII will speed up the building of an innovation system centered on companies, build technology alliances with participation of companies, research institutes and higher education to focus on major applications and key technological breakthroughs, encourage companies in building technology centers and in making company-centered technological innovations, intensify the support to the development of common technologies, guide companies to conduct application-oriented integration innovations and introduce and assimilate foreign technologies centered on software, network and systems.

The MII will strengthen standards formulation, implement a standards-based strategy centered on self-innovations, formulate key technological standards that have great impacts on self-innovations and industry development, reform the standardization of the information industry, strengthen the study, guidance and management of standardization, encourage and support Chinese companies in playing a substantial role in the formulation of international standards and advanced foreign standards, and conduct the research and formulation of the standards for wireless communications, IP and multimedia and network management that support the development of communications industry.

The MII will strengthen IP right protection, continue the research of The Strategy of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Information Industry, improve the IP right protection system, facilitate the building of information industry IP right organizations and agencies, build a database of proprietary information technologies, compile and publish A White Book of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Information Industry, release information about the patented information technologies and assess major technological inventions of the information industry, facilitate the establishment of the early-warning and information services mechanisms of the IP rights of the information industry, formulate policies promoting technological transfers and promote technological transfers and the industrialization of IP rights.

Product exports, international cooperation and “go global” strategies will be intensified

The MII will actively cultivate new growth points for exports, guide companies to increase exports, improve the values-added of exports, optimize export structures, work with relevant government departments to build a coordination mechanism responding to trade frictions, allow intermediary agencies to play a full role, increase the capability of companies to avoid and cope with trade frictions, continue foreign investment attraction, boost the levels of foreign capital use, actively implement the “go global” strategy, promote the formulation of supportive policies, select key regions and implement key projects, explore and facilitate the modes of inter-company cooperation in manufacturing, construction, operation and more activities on the international market, continue to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN countries, Central Asian countries, and African countries in the area of information and communications, strengthen international exchanges and cooperation, work in the area related to transitional reviews of China after its WTO accession and trade policy reviews, propose policy measures and suggestions, publicize the policies and regulations relating to the information industry, participate in a new round of WTO talks and bilateral talks on market entry with applicants applying to join the WTO, continue cooperation with Taiwan Province, Hong Kong SAR, and Macau SAR and promote across-Strait cooperation in the information industry.

The regulation and supervision of the telecom market will be intensified and social management and public services will be better provided

The MII will intensify the regulation and supervision of the telecom market, strengthen interconnectivity supervision, improve the mechanisms of telecom equipment examination for network entrance and of telecom equipment product lists, building a multi-party equipment examination system for network entrance, reform the pricing systems of telecom services, gradually build a market-oriented pricing mechanism, build and improve the laws and regulations governing the building of communications, establish the communications building standards and quota systems, strengthen the market entry management, strengthen the Internet management, build and improve a support system for responses to emergencies, facilitate real-name registration of mobile service subscribers, continue the building of network and information security infrastructure, establish and improve the system of the security/safety examination of telecom equipment before network entrance, improve the systems and mechanisms of communications support in case of emergencies, promote the uniform standards, rational utilization and scientific management of radio frequencies and satellite orbit resources.

The wide IT applications will be promoted

The MII will promote and implement China’s development strategies of IT applications, continue to facilitate national major IT projects, work with other government departments to verify and supervise the qualifications of the manufacturers of tax-control machines, promote the use of IC cards, the replacement of second-generation resident ID cards and EMV relocation, guide and promote companies to facilitate IT applications, survey and study IT applications in key industries, propose policies and measures to develop automotive electronics, machine tool electronics, transportation electronics, medical electronics and more applied electronic products, create a legal framework for IT applications, build a network credit system, enforce the Law of Electronic Signatures, conduct law compliance inspections, research and formulate supportive laws and regulations, improve standards and standardization and establish and improve the engineering supervision of information system projects.

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