China to Promote Use of Legal U.S. Software

As part of Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit to Washington, the White House said that China has agreed to boost its efforts to promote the use of legal U.S. software by Chinese government agencies and the private sector in China. China has agreed to allocate government funding for the purchase of legal software, audit the use of legal software and publish the results of those audits, and also encourage private companies and state-owned enterprises to use legal software, according to a fact sheet released by the White House.