A visitor walks past a Cisco advertising panel as she looks at her mobile phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in this February 27, 2014 photo. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of Western cybersurveillance.Industry insiders also see in the changing profile of the CGPC list a wider strategic goal to help Chinese tech firms get a bigger slice of China's information and communications technology market, which is tipped to grow 11.4 percent to $465.6 billion in 2015, according to tech research firm IDC.China also wants to move to a more consumption-based economy, which would be helped by Chinese authorities and companies buying local technology, the executive said.Wang Zhihai, president and CEO of Beijing Wondersoft, which provides information security products to government, state banks and private companies, said the market in China was fair, especially compared with the United States, where China's Huawei Technologies, the world's largest networking and telecoms equipment-maker, was unable to do business due to American security concerns.
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