About the Author
Ms Qu Weizhi
is currently a counselor with the Counselor s Office of the State Council, the People s Republic of China, and the chairperson of the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce. She has both Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Ms Qu s previous positions include deputy minister of electronics and industry, director of the Office of National Promotion and Application of Electronic Information Systems, vice mayor of Tianjin, deputy minister of information industry, and executive deputy director of the State Council Informatization Office (2001 2008). She was also the chairperson of the Advisory Committee for State Informatization (ACSI) from 2005 to 2009. Ms Qu has been involved in the formulation of various policies and strategies relating to China s IT industry, telecommunications, information security, e-commerce, and e-government. She is the author of IT Industry and China s Economic Restructuring, IT Industry and China s Economic and Social Development, A Study of China s IT Industry Restructuring, and Informatized Society: Concepts, Experience, and Choice.