In August 2001, China established the State Informatization Leading Group (SILG) and the State Council Informatization Office (SCITO), headed by the premier of the State Council, China’s Cabinet. During the Tenth Five-Year Plan (2001-2005) period, SILG had formulated strategies and made a series of important decisions and plans for mid- and long-term development. The ceaseless endeavors over the last few years have resulted in remarkable achievements, representing a great leap forward in carrying out informatization with Chinese characteristics and ushering China into a new phase of overall, diversified development. China’s Path to Informatization reviews this process and sums up the experience accumulated along the way, which will serve as important guidelines for the future development of informatization in China. The book comprises five chapters, each focusing on different aspects such as the trends of IT development; the informatization endeavors of other countries; China’s understanding and implementation of informatization; major measures and achievements by China in various sectors; and the future trends and tasks of informatization in the upcoming 5−10 years in accordance with the National Informatization Development Strategy: 2006−2020.