National Development and Reform Commission's "Guidelines for the Guidance for the Catalogue of Industrial Structure Adjustment": Blockchain information services within the scope of the state are encouraged industries

On April 8, the National Development and Reform Commission publicly solicited opinions on the Catalogue of Industrial Structure Adjustment Guidance (2019, Draft for Soliciting Opinions). Compared with the version released in 2013, the 2019 guidance catalogue adds “big data, cloud computing, information technology services and blockchain information services within the scope of the state” to the encouraged “information industry”. After reviewing the guidance catalogue, it was noted that it is located in Article 46 (59 pages) of the information industry.