The 14th Five-Year Plan for National Informatization has a clear meaning: during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, informatization enters a new stage of accelerating digitalized development and building Digital China.

“十四五”国家信息化规划开宗明义:“十四五”期间,信息化进入加快数字化发展、建设数字中国的新阶段

Caixun, “Centrin Data Selected as One of the Top Ten Most Influential Third-Party Data Center Operators in China,” April 8, 2022

The financial news portal Caixun (财讯) published an article on April 8, 2022, titled “Centrin Data Selected as One of the Top Ten Most Influential Third-Party Data Center Operators in China,” focused on highlighting the importance of third-party data centers to a digital economy. Although the focus of the Caixun article seems to be paid advertisement for Centrin Data, the focus of the article’s second paragraph is Digital China. This is a short Caixun lesson to Chinese entrepreneurs on how to both make money and support a Xi Jinping-led party initiative.

Since Caixun appears gets the balance right, the “financial” article was widely reprinted by party-supervised news outlets across China. These outlets keep the Caixun title and advertising content, but also include the language on Digital China. As it turns out, this is language that Caixun smartly cut and pasted directly from the opening paragraph of the 14th Five-Year Plan for National Informatization, published in December 2021.

Caixun reprints much of the Plan’s first paragraph:

“The 14th FYP for National Informatization has a clear meaning, during the 14th Five-year Plan period, informatization enters a new stage of accelerating digitalized development and building Digital China.”

Caixun continues to excerpt: “This is the inherent requirement to adjust to the changing circumstances of the New Development Stage, seize opportunity from the Information Revolution, build new national competitive advantage, and accelerate building a Modernized, Socialist Great Power.”

And more: “This is the road we must follow to implement the New Development Concept, seize the strategic initiative in promoting High Quality Development, promote building the New Development Pattern, and build a modernized economic system.”

A smart entrepreneur would recognize the strategic and theoretical scope of the Digital China concept, and conduct business accordingly.