Brill’s Encyclopedia of China

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China's economic advances have been paralleled by a spectacular "revolution" in communications and information, which, taking place at an ever accelerating pace, is highlighted especially in the area of telecommunications. The industry's substantial investment, fast expansion of networks and services, and expeditious upgrading of technology have brought to the country better communications capabilities and greater access to information resources.

China's communications system used to be characterized by the use of such technologies as high frequency poi…

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Fan, Frank Xing, “Telecommunications”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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