PRC urges cross-strait tele­coms co­op­er­a­tion

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Liu Li­hua ( ), vice min­is­ter of the PRC’s Min­istry of In­dus­try and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (MIIT, ), on Mon­day called for closer co­op­er­a­tion with Tai­wan in the field of telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions.

At an an­nual cross strait telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion con­fer­ence in Hs­inchu, Liu said the PRC and the R.O.C. should work more closely on de­vel­op­ing tele­com tech­nol­ogy.

While the PRC and the R.O.C. have made great progress in tele­com devel­op­ment, they now need to take the next step by work­ing to­gether in ar­eas such as tele­com busi­ness man­age­ment, roam­ing ser­vices and In­ter­net in­for­ma­tion ser­vices, said Liu, who is also chair­man of the China As­so­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions En­ter­prises.

In ad­di­tion, the main­land and Tai­wan should co­op­er­ate with each other to draft spec­i­fi­ca­tions for 5G tele­com ser­vices in the fu­ture, while set­ting their sights on the devel­op­ment of the In­ter­net of Ve­hi­cles (IoV), Liu said.

Also speak­ing at the con­fer­ence, Shen Jong-chin, vice min­is­ter of Tai­wan’s Min­istry of Eco­nomic Af­fairs, said the R.O.C. and the PRC should take ad­van­tage of the fast grow­ing In­ter­net busi­ness in the global mar­ket to cre­ate a “win-win” sit­u­a­tion.

In Tai­wan, the gov­ern­ment has un­veiled a 4.0 industrial pro­duc­tiv­ity pro­gram to strengthen the coun­try’s industrial devel­op­ment, Shen noted. The PRC, mean­while, has launched its “Made in China 2025” plan, en­dorsed by Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang, to pro­mote its man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor, he said.

With their sim­i­lar goals for industrial devel­op­ment, the two sides should work to­gether in the tele­com busi­ness, not only in hard­ware man­u­fac­tur­ing but also in soft­ware devel­op­ment, to cre­ate value-added prod­ucts and even­tu­ally boost pro­duc­tion out­put, Shen said.

Dou­glas Hsu ( ), chair­man of the Tai­wan-based tele­com op­er­a­tor Far Ea­s­tone Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Co. (

), said at the con­fer­ence that he will be pleased to see closer ex­changes in the cross-Tai­wan Strait tele­com busi­nesses af­ter years of co­op­er­a­tion.

In ad­di­tion to dis­cussing In­ter­net de- vel­op­ment, the rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the R.O.C. and the PRC at the tele­com con­fer­ence will also fo­cus on other is­sues like cloud-tech­nol­ogy based com­put­ing, big data mar­ket out­look and fu­ture mar­ket trends for hand­held and wear­able de­vices.

Me­di­aTek Inc. ( ), a Tai­wan­based in­te­grated cir­cuit designer, was sched­uled to sign a co­op­er­a­tive agree­ment with the China Academy of In­for­ma­tion and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy ( ) at the con­fer­ence later in the day.

CNA

Shen Jong-chin ( ), deputy min­is­ter of the Min­istry of Eco­nomic Af­fairs, third from right, front, poses for the cam­era with a “thumbs-up” in Hs­inchu, yes­ter­day. Gath­ered for an an­nual cross-strait telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion con­fer­ence, Shen met with Liu Li­hua ( ), deputy min­is­ter of the PRC's Min­istry of In­dus­try and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy yes­ter­day, call­ing for closer co­op­er­a­tion across the strait.

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