Infy gets Chinese PM’s nod for Shangai office

By : |January 16, 2002 0

BANGALORE: The visiting Chinese prime minister, Zhu Rongji, approved to Infy
chairman N R Narayana Murthy’s request to open an office in the Chinese city
of Shangai.

"While walking through the facility, your chairman said, Infosys has
offices all over the world except China and I wish we open an office in Shangai.
I am approving it from my end, you are most welcome to China," said Rongji.

However, the company’s newly appointed managing director, Nandan M Nilekani
said, "We will decide and announce the plans and proposals of setting up an
office in China. We are happy that we have got the approval from the prime
minister and will soon work out the plans".

Visiting the Infosys campus in Bangalore, Rongji was all praises for Infosys’s
strength and leadership in the software sector. "You have lived up to the
good reputation that you have earned in the world as a software super power. ‘Advanced
Technology, Outstanding talent and tremendous achievement’ are the exact words
that I have written in the guest book of your company."

Extending his good words to the country, he commented, "India stands
leads in the software exports and China lags far behind. However we are the
leaders in hardware and combining India’s software strength with China’s
hardware dominance, we could potentially become world leaders in the world of
information technology."

He called upon a bilateral relationship, between the two countries, in the
world of technology and science to make contributions to the development of

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