China’s share of Asia’s exports of high-tech goods has risen to 43.7 percent in 2014 from 9.4 percent in 2000, according to the 2015 Asian Economic Integration Report released by Asian Development Bank on Tuesday.

Since 2000 China’s share in high-tech goods including consumer electronics, telecommunications equipment, medical and aircraft technology increased over 4.6 times.

At the same time Japan’s market share shrunk from 25.5 percent in 2000 to 7.7 percent in 2014, making China the biggest high-tech producer in Asia.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com