2016 China Torch Statistical Yearbook is prepared by Torch High Technology IndustryDevelopment Center.The yearbook,which covers related data of provinces,deputy provinciallevel cities and cities listed independently in the state plan,National High Technology IndustrialDevelopment Zones,and Suzhou Industrial Park of the year 2015,reports on the developmentstatus of China Torch Program,China’s Technology Market and Productivity Promotion Centers. The Yearbook contains the following ten parts:1.Development of National HighTechnology Industrial Development Zones(Hi-tech Zones) and its tenants;2.Development ofHigh Technology Enterprises;3.Development of Technology Business Incubators;4.Development of National University Science Parks;5.Development of Torch ProgramSoftware Industrial Bases;6.Development of Torch Program Specialized Industrial Bases;7.Development of Innovative Industrial Clusters;8.Development of Technology Market;9.Development of Productivity Promotion Centers;10.Explanatory Notes of Indicators. Eastern region,central region,western region and northeastern region in the Yearbook aredivided as follows: Eastern 10 provinces(municipalities) include:Beijing,Tianjin,Hebei,Shanghai,Jiangsu,Zhejiang,Fujian,Shandong,Guangdong and Hainan;Central 6 provinces include:Shanxi,Anhui,Jiangxi,Henan,Hubei and Hunan;Western 12 provinces(autonomous regions and municipalities)include:Inner Mongolia,Guangxi,Chongqing,Sichuan,Guizhou,Yunnan,Tibet,Shaanxi,Gansu,Qinghai,Ningxia and Xinjiang;Northeastern 3 provinces include:Liaoning,Jilin andHeilongjiang. Symbols used in this Yearbook:”blank space” indicates that the figure is not large enoughto be measured with the smallest unit in the table,or data unknown,or not available;”#”indicates the major items of the total;”/” indicates that data are not available;and “*” or “①”indicates footnotes at the end of the table. Statistical discrepancies due to rounding are not adjusted in the Yearbook.