Cutting-edge technologies grabbed the spotlight at the 22nd China International Software Expo, which ends on July 2, in Beijing.
Themed as "New Era, New Concept, New Software", this year's expo attracted representatives from over 10 embassies in China, around 20 government officials, nearly 400 enterprises and journalists from over 100 media organizations.
The expo consists of seven exhibition areas, five summit forums, an industrial internet security elite invitational tournament, 21 parallel forums and a "Software Night" event.
Jointly hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China and the Municipal People's Government of Beijing, the event exhibited the development of China's software industry from scratch and the achievements in the past 40 years.
Topics such as blockchain, cloud services, open source software, the Belt and Road Initiative and intellectual property protection are presented at the expo.
Meanwhile, a list of top 100 companies with comprehensive competitiveness in China's software and information technology service sector, will be published along with the Industrial and Information Blue Book (2017-2018) and other research results.
Statistics show the business revenue of China's software industry reached 5.5 trillion yuan ($828 billion) in 2017, 2.2 times of the number in 2012 and the total profit of this industry last year was 702 billion yuan.