Can China close the software gap with India?

Bruce Einhorn

With Chinese President Hu Jintao in India, regional research house DBS has a timely look at the software rivalry between the two Asian countries. ‘What rivalry?’ scoff the India boosters out there, with good reason. India’s IT companies are so far ahead of their Chinese counterparts, maybe the two really are not in the same league. Just consider where the two industries will be by the end of the decade: According to DBS, Nasscom is targeting $60 billion worth of Indian exports by 2010, while the Chinese government wants software exports to hit just $10 billion that same year.

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