Chinese IT Companies Join Wave of Chinese Nationalism
From Interfax China: Lenovo, SINA, and other Chinese IT companies join wave of Chinese nationalism
"On the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II, more than 100 Chinese IT companies, including Lenovo and SINA, formed an alliance to encourage domestic consumers to buy Chinese-developed IT products instead of foreign goods.
It was no coincidence that the new "V815 National Enterprise Alliance" was officially established on August 15, a day commemorated in China and other Asian countries as the anniversary of victory over Japan. The "V815" in the name of the new alliance is short for "Victory August 15."
"On this special day, the history of the war against Japan reminds us of a profound lesson that 'a country will be bullied if it is not strong,'" SINA CEO Wang Yan said in Beijing at the founding of the new alliance. "[China's] domestic IT enterprises should contribute to the development of our country."
Members of the "V815 National Enterprise Alliance" include Lenovo, SINA, Ufida Software, Vimicro, Censoft, Kaicheng High Definition, BOE, Founder, Tsinghua UniSplendour, and Huaqi Information Digital Technology. These companies will add the "V815" name to self-developed high-end IT products. Huaqi, for example, has already launched a new digital camera named the "Aigo V815," while Censoft has added "V815" to the name of a newly developed ERP software product."