Last week, Ministry of Science and Technology issued its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) for China’s cloud computing industry. The Plan aims at the establishment of China’s cloud computing technology system and standards and breakthroughs in key technologies by 2015 in cloud computing equipment, core software and supporting platforms. It also foresees R&D of cloud computing systems and solutions and expects their large scale applications in due course. The plan also urges domestic companies to conduct demonstrations of those applications in selected regions and industries, in order to achieve industrialization of cloud computing products and services.
To foster cloud computing’s development in China, the Plan encourages diversified channels of investments and public-private partnership in R&D and innovation. International cooperation in this field will be enhanced; relevant laws to regulate this industry and to protect IPR will be issued accordingly. Read more here