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The State Administration for Market Regulation responded that cnKI was under investigation for monopoly

via:凤凰网     time:2022/3/10 12:01:00     readed:169

IT home on March 10, according to The Yangtze Daily, during the 2022 National two sessions, zhao Dexin, a professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, filed a lawsuit against CNKI for safeguarding its rights, which attracted many representatives' attention.


Is CNKI suspected of industry monopoly? On March 9, the First department of anti-monopoly of the State Administration for Market Regulation said in response to an online message from a changjiang Daily reporter: "The State Administration for Market Regulation is verifying and studying it." On December 16, the relevant department of the State Administration for Market Regulation said: "The State Administration for Market Regulation will verify and study this question."

Fu Daobin, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), believes that China's largest scientific literature retrieval system is basically undertaken by cnKI, Wanfang and other literature retrieval systems. Although these retrieval systems have played a great role in the development of Academic research in China, they still have some problems such as high fees and many disputes over intellectual property rights. In the information age, the state should establish an independent information database and information retrieval system for free use by the whole people.

IT Home learned that CNKI was founded in 1999 by Tsinghua University and Tsinghua Tongfang. The goal of CNKI is to realize the sharing and value-added utilization of knowledge resources in the whole society. Wang Mingliang, chairman of the board, once proposed "Building China's knowledge infrastructure project". CNKI has built the world's largest full-text information volume "CNKI digital Library".

Cnki is a wholly-owned subsidiary of tongfang Co., LTD., a listed company. According to the financial report in 2020, the main business income of CNKI is 1.168 billion yuan, the net profit attributable to the shareholders of the parent company is about 193 million yuan, and the gross profit rate is 53.93%. In the first half of this year, Tongfang's main business revenue was about 496 million yuan, with a gross profit margin of 51.3 percent. Such gross margin, higher than the level of many high-tech companies.

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