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  • Microsoft to Support Chinese Government Internet Project
  • March 12, 1999 (SHENZHEN, China) -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman and CEO Bill Gates signed a memorandum with China's State Economic and Trade Commission and China Telecom in which he agreed to support the country's "Linking Government with Internet Project."
    The project was jointly launched by China Telecom, the China State Economic and Trade Commission and 40 other governmental departments.

    It aimed at improving the image and working efficiency of the government departments and the co-sharing of information resources.

    Microsoft will donate some information platform software and provide technical backup and consulting services to help Chinese government departments at all levels access the Internet.

    Gates noted that China's "Linking Government with Internet Project" is of great importance in accelerating the modernization of China's information sector.

    (Xinhua News Agency)

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    Updated: Thu Mar 11 13:56:40 1999 PDT