China Electronics Technology Group

The China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) was established in 2002, as a People's Republic of China's state-owned company. Its fields include communications equipment, computers, electronic equipment, software development, research services, investment and asset management for civil and military applications.[5]

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation
State-owned enterprise
IndustryDefence, Electronics, Telecommunications, IT
FoundedMarch 1, 2002; 18 years ago (2002-03-01)
Area served
Key people
Xiong Qunli (Chairman and President)[1]
ProductsRadars, Unmanned aerial vehicles, Electronic equipment, Telecommunications equipments, Software, Internetworking
Revenue220,427,000,000 renminbi[4] (2018) Edit this on Wikidata
Increase CN¥ 188 billion[2] (2016)
Increase CN¥ 18.31 billion[2] (2016)
OwnerChinese Central Government (via State Council) (100%)
Number of employees
ParentSASAC of the State Council
SubsidiariesCET HIK Group (100%)
China Electronics Technology Group Corporation
Simplified Chinese中国电子科技集团公司
Traditional Chinese中國電子科技集團公司
Simplified Chinese中国电科
Traditional Chinese中國電科
Literal meaningChina Electronics Technology


China Electronics Technology Group Corporation was founded in March 2002 by the Minister of Information Industry. It is one of the twenty six wholly state-owned high-tech enterprises. The company is located in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangdong, Sichuan, Shaanxi and 18 other provinces.

In March 2016, the government tasked the company with developing software to identify potential terrorists; using data on jobs, hobbies, consumption habits, and other behaviors.[6]

CETC is reportedly soliciting government contracts to deploy facial recognition systems in Hotan Prefecture.[7]



  1. ^ "Group Leader - CETC". China Electronics Technology Group Corporation.
  2. ^ a b 中国电科描绘2017年发展新蓝图 China Electronics Technology Group 2017-02-24 (in Chinese)
  3. ^ "Introduction - CETC". China Electronics Technology Group Corporation.
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  5. ^ "Company Overview of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation". Bloomberg. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  6. ^ "China Tries Its Hand at Pre-Crime". Bloomberg. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  7. ^ Shih, Gerry (December 18, 2017). "AP Exclusive: Digital police state shackles Chinese minority". The Associated Press. Retrieved December 19, 2017. The facial scanner is made by China Electronics Technology Group (CETC), a state-owned defense contractor that has spearheaded China’s fast-growing field of predictive policing with Xinjiang as its test bed. The AP found 27 CETC bids for Xinjiang government contracts, including one soliciting a facial recognition system for facilities and centers in Hotan Prefecture.

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