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MII Official: P2P Won't Be Forced Out

Zhang Xinsheng, deputy director of the Science and Technology Division of the Ministry of Information Industry, told attendees at the Broadband World Forum Asia 2007 that China would increase its capacity for P2P technology.

P2P refers to Peer-to-peer technology, which allows users to share, search for and download files.

This is the first time that an MII official has made a comment on P2P technology and confirmed that the technology wouldn't be dropped. Earlier, it was rumored that this kind of technology would be forced out by telecom operators because of excessive bandwidth use.

Chinese telecom operators' desire to block P2P applications would result in a failure for both the technology and themselves, so they must work to combine resources to make it useful for themselves.

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