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Direct PC company Dell yesterday opened a manufacturing plant in Xiamen in a bid to capture the growing market for PCs in communist China. Earlier this year, the company opened sales operations in major conurbations in the country. The hardware firm has already captured the People’s Liberation Army as a customer, and also has the Ministry of Information Technology in its grasp. But it has its sight on China Telecom and other major government organisations. Compaq, at present, has the lion’s share in the People’s Republic but Dell wants a chance to knock it off its perch. While non-US companies have a growing market share, the bulk of machines shipped in China are home grown. ® Click for more stories Click for story index

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