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Status and Overview of Official ICT Indicators for China


  • Masahiro Katsuno


This paper examines the state of official ICT statistics in China and tries to assess ICT development in China from the currently available information. This can be seen as a first order stocktaking. The aim would be to move to a situation where data can be collected more systematically from China so as to compare them internationally.Compared with OECD countries, statistics play a unique role in China, as they are an important tool for showing the progress made towards reaching the quantitative goals set in each Five-Year Plan. The provision of statistical data by various government bodies is therefore quite comprehensive, but because of he objective of these statistics, the information is often not or only partially comparable internationally. Most data from non-official sources are based on official statistics. The Chinese government recently passed legislation which restricts the collection of statistical data by foreign bodies, be they private or ... Indicateurs officiels sur les TIC en Chine: tour d'horizon et bilan de la situation Ce document examine la situation en matière de statistiques officielles des TIC en Chine et s’efforce d’évaluer le développement des TIC en Chine en se basant sur les informations existantes. Ce travail peut être considéré comme une première tentative de bilan. L’objectif serait d’accéder à une situation dans laquelle les données peuvent être collectées de manière plus systématique en Chine afin de pouvoir figurer dans des comparaisons internationales.En Chine, les statistiques occupent une place particulière par rapport aux pays de l’OCDE : elles constituent un outil important pour démontrer les progrès accomplis au regard des objectifs quantitatifs fixés dans chaque plan quinquennal. Les données statistiques fournies par les différentes instances gouvernementales sont donc assez complètes, mais étant donné la finalité de ces statistiques, l’information n’est souvent pas comparable internationalement, ou elle ne l’est qu’en partie. La plupart des données des sources non ...

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  • Masahiro Katsuno, 2005. "Status and Overview of Official ICT Indicators for China," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2005/4, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:stiaaa:2005/4-en

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    1. Godefroy Dang Nguyen & C. Genthon, 2006. "Has the European ICT Sector A Chance To Be Competitive," Bruges European Economic Policy Briefings 14, European Economic Studies Department, College of Europe.
    2. Christian Genthon & Godefroy Dang Nguyen, 2005. "Has the European ICT sector a chance to be competitive ?," Post-Print halshs-00096180, HAL.

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