Boosted by particularly swift growth in income from services, China's software industry saw an increase in revenue of more than 20% last year, state media reported Feb. 12.
The Chinese software industry generated revenues of 580 billion yuan (US$81 billion) in 2007, up 20.8% from the year before, Xinhua news agency said, citing the Ministry of Information Industry.
Software and technology services saw the steepest growth, rising 24.8% to 97.8 billion yuan, according to ministry figures.
China, the world's fourth largest economy, has vowed to raise the contribution to growth from technology-intensive industries such as software.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2008