For much of the past 2,000 years, China has had the world's largest economy. Although it lost that distinction during the nineteenth century in the wake of European industrialization and colonization, it recently overtook the United States and made its way back on top.

Capital investment has lifted up China's economy in recent decades, but the government is seeking to place it on a more sustainable, consumer-based footing.

At present, Chinese software dominates all but the high end of the market, and even here it holds a sizable 50%. International enterprise application providers increasingly have to be content with growing software expertise ...

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