MIIT Minister Miao Yu Meets With Tencent CEO Pony Ma

On the morning of February 18 2011 Miao Yu Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) met with the Tencent delegation led by Chairman and CEO Pony Ma. MIIT Software Services Department Director Chen Wei Telecom Administration Bureau Director Wang Jianwen and Communication Security Bureau Deputy Director Zhao Zhiguo also attended the meeting.

Miao Yu firstly listened to Pony Ma’s work report on the history recent development independent innovation internationalization strategy and information security of Tencent and gave full recognition to the great achievements that Internet software enterprises represented by Tencent have made in recent years. In addition he exchanged views with Pony Ma on issues about the development of the Internet software industry.

Miao Yu pointed out that the software industry has been put in an important position in China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan. In the opening year of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period the government issued Some Policies for Further Encouraging the Development of the Software Industry and the IC Industry attaching great importance to the development of software and information technology services. Tencent and other Internet software enterprise should well seize the strategic opportunities and achieve frogleap development through innovation competition and cooperation. The government will step up its support for local Internet software enterprises and help them to actively take part in international exchanges and cooperation speed up legislation and drive healthy sustainable and fast industry growth.