September 30 – China's software industry posted 1.94 trillion yuan in revenues and 212.6 billion yuan in net profits in the first 8 months, up 24.1% and 25.5% respectively from a year earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. The industry exports value was up 19% year on year to $25.4 billion during the 8 months.

September 30 – Fixed-asset investment in China's electronics and information technology industry totaled 663 billion yuan in the first 8 months, up 10.5% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.

September 25 – China will release 4G licenses by the end of this year, Miao Wei, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said at the China International Information and Communication Exhibition. Experts estimate investments in the 4G sector will exceed 300 billion yuan in the next 3 years.

September 25 – The value of e-commerce transactions in China grew 27.9% to 8 trillion yuan in 2012, according to iResearch. B2B transactions accounted for 81.6% of the total amount, online retail sales 16% and online travel and hotel booking and deal-of-the-day transactions a combined 2.4%.

September 23 – Revenue from China's telecommunications services rose 7.9% year on year to 922.12 billion in the first 8 months, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. The number mobile service users increased by 83.46 million to nearly 1.2 billion during the period, including 351 million 3G service users, or 29.4% of the total. The number of broadband users increased by 14.25 million to 184 million, including 153 million household users, or 83.1% of the total.

September 19 – China will have to invest as much as 2 trillion yuan upgrading its broadband network, said Shang Bing, vice minister for industry and information technology. China has the world's largest number of Internet users, but only 45% of its population have access to the web.

September 13 – Gross merchandise value of China's cross-border e-commerce transactions amounted to $15 billion in 2012 and is projected to jump 30% in 2013, according to the China International Electronic Commerce Center.

September 10 – The value of third-party mobile payment transactions in China totaled 122 billion yuan in Q2 2013, up 76.6% from a quarter earlier, according to Enfodesk. Alibaba's Alipay dominated the market with a 57.3% share, followed by 21.2% for Lakala Payment and 5.7% for Tencent's Tenpay.

 

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