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Byline: J. BONASIA
As China prepares to join the World Trade Organization in 2007, its government is racing to modernize computer systems and telecom networks. Along the way, China's home-grown software industry may finally come into its own.
China's software sector has long been immature and fragmented. Most firms there do not meet global quality standards. And piracy is a big concern.
But it also has a vast, untapped domestic market. And there's a huge pool of talent. That's why some experts believe China's software industry is ready to take off.
It helps that the Chinese government is generating huge demand for software, says Robin Roberts, an analyst with Stephens Inc. Government officials see new software as key to streamlining …