China, which was at 59th position five years ago and is currently at position 36, has continued to move up. "It's making progress in areas like adult literacy and infrastructure," said Soumitra Dutta, a professor at INSEAD and co-author of the report.
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the report refer to The global information technology report 2010-2011
( World Economic Forum in Switzerland)
Networked Readingness Index(NRI) has been measuring the degree to which developed and developing countries across the world leverage information and communication technologies(ICT) for enhanced competitiveness.
NRI of China
Rank within income group: Low middle income (from world bank)
South Korea: 10
Malaysia: 28 (upper middle income)
New Zealand: 18
United States: 5
United Kingdom: 15
Rank within income group: High income (from world bank)
Total tax rate, % profits = 63.5 rank 120th (138)
No. days to start a business = 38 rank 110th
No. procedures to start a business = 14 rank 126th
Secure internet servers/million population = 1.2 rank 109th
Mobile phone subscriptions/100 population = 55.5 rank 111th
China is by far the country that leverages ICT the most among the four BRICs.China has leap frogged 23 positions and features among the 10 most dynamic countries worldwide. Yet, over the years, the country has failed to improve signifcantly in tis environment component (57th), most notably it smarket environment (71st). Starting a business remains time0consuming and burdensome; corporate taxation si among the highest in the world (120th); and freedom of the press, though improving, is still limited (99th). Also, while Chinese business are relatively quick at adopting new technologies and have developed a taste for innovation (21st), the latest technologies are not generally available inthe country (93rd). On a more positive note, the country ranks 16th for its overal readiness. In particular, it places 8th and 15th for individual and government readiness, respectively. Usage of ICT is widespread among business (19th), but individual usage is also increasing (63rd, up seven), albeit from a low level. Internet and mobile technology are growing at breakneck pace. China added about a hundred million moblie subscribers between 2008 and 2009. Roughly half of its 1.4 billion population are now equipped with a moblie phone.
Global exports of ICT goods, by market share of top exporters, 2008
1. China 22.6%
2. United states 9.2%
3. Hong Kong 8.3%
4. Singapore 6.4%
5. South Korea 6.1%
6. Japan 6.0%
7. Germany 5.9%
8. Taiwan, China 4.3%