State Council Encourages Innovation and Development of Cloud Computing

March 6, 2015

By: Greg Pilarowski

On January 30, 2015, the State Council (国务院) issued the “Opinions on Promoting Innovation and Development of Cloud Computing and Cultivating New Formats for the Information Services Industry (国务院关于促进云计算创新发展培育信息产业新业态的意见)”.[1]  The main points of the opinion include:

1.    That promoting cloud computing will better serve information sharing and resource innovation. In addition, cloud computing will decrease start-up costs and build new market focal points. Thus, the development of cloud computing plays an important role in the construction of an innovation-oriented country.

2.   That during the development of cloud computing, the market should play a decisive role in allocating resources, the government should reduce administrative intervention and market rules should be fair, transparent and open.

That cloud computing enterprises should open up international markets through mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and overseas cloud computing data centers.

[1] See State Council website for reference.