China plans to grow several industrial ecosystems to support global reach including… “the electronic information industry. 2015 form 5-8 large backbone enterprises with sales of over 100 billion yuan, and strive to cultivate large enterprises with sales of over 500 billion yuan.”
The strategy appears to be to skip growing individual businesses by merging already growing businesses to suddenly reach global scale. This could increase efficiency and maximize profits for China. Shaky global corporations like PC-OEMs and M$ could be in for a rough ride if China goes with GNU/Linux on PCs in a big way. Could Linpus Linux be one of the businesses involved in mergers? They already have Lenovo. Perhaps they will merge all the small players into a competitor to Lenovo or have Lenovo be the root of the tree. We shall see … soon.
see also The Register’s take on this news.