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  • Motorola, Lucent Sign US$300M Telecom Contracts in China
  • June 25, 1998 (BEIJING) -- China and the United States signed US$300 million worth of contracts and cooperative agreements on telecommunications in Beijing recently.
    Motorola Inc. of the United States signed four contracts and agreements with four Chinese telecommunication enterprises to sell GSM mobile communications systems to and buy relevant equipment from China.

    The other three contracts and agreements were signed between Lucent Technologies Inc. of the United States and three Chinese telecommunications enterprises.

    Under the contracts and agreements, Lucent will sell US$60 million worth of optical cable transmission equipment and local network transmission network to the Chinese enterprises.

    The signing ceremony was sponsored by the Ministry of the Information Industry (MII) at the Great Hall of the People.

    An official from MII said that in the past few years, China and the United States have maintained fairly close links in the field of telecommunications.

    The two countries have increased exchanges of visits of government officials and signed a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding.

    In the period from Chinese President Jiang Zemin's visit to the United States in October 1997 to April 1998, China placed contracts totalling US$430 million with U.S. telecommunications and IT companies such as Motorola, Lucent and IBM Corp.

    (Xinhua News Agency)

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    Updated: Wed Jun 24 15:38:42 1998