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China Information Technology Inc. Chairs the Shenzhen City Big Data Industry and Innovation Alliance

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Information Technology, Inc. ("CNIT" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CNIT), a leading provider of integrated cloud-based solutions in digital education, smart family and business, public information release, and other information technology solutions in China, today announced iASPEC Geo Information Technology Co., Ltd. ("iASPEC Geo"), one of the Company's variable interest entities, has been elected as the Chairman of the newly launched Shenzhen City Big Data Industry and Innovation Alliance (the "Alliance").

The Alliance is sponsored by the Technology Innovation Committee of Shenzhen Government comprising numerous key enterprises of the Big Data industry in Shenzhen City. The Alliance aims at promoting industry collaborations and Big Data technology developments and applications in an effort to promote Shenzhen City's pioneering position in China's Big Data industry. Thanks to its strong industry experience, software development capability, and extensive successful Smart City project executions, iASPEC Geo was elected as the Chairman of the Alliance, members of which also include CCID Consulting (as vice-chairman), Tencent, Huawei, Shenzhen University, National Supercomputing Centre in Shenzhen (NSCS) and Audaque.

As a national strategic emerging industry, Big Data has received great attention from the Chinese government. The"Twelfth Five-year Plan for the National Development of Strategic Emerging Industries" clearly advocated the research and development of mass data storage, processing technology, and industrialization. The "Internet of Things Five-Year Plan" lists information processing technology as one of the top technology innovation initiatives. Smarter Cities are leveraging Big Data technology to improve infrastructure, planning and management, and human services with the goal of making cities more desirable, livable, sustainable, and green. Some specific focus areas include mass transit, utilities, environment, emergency response, big event planning, public safety, social security, and healthcare.

Mr. Jiang Huai Lin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNIT, commented, "We are highly honored and encouraged by iASPEC Geo's leading role in  the Alliance, and we cherish the opportunity to work with other member companies of the Alliance which are renowned and influential in China's IT sector. We believe our growing technological and execution strengths in the Smart City arena, coupled with our business transition to "internet-based products and solutions" will inject strong momentum for the Company's sustainable future growth. We look forward to continuously creating shareholder value."

About China Information Technology, Inc.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, China Information Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries and other consolidated entities, provides information technologies and cloud-based business solutions in China. The Company's cloud-based products include Smart EduCloud and Public InfoCloud; IT solutions include geographic information systems (GIS), digital public security technology (DPST), and hospital information systems (HIS). The Company's integrated hardware, software, and cloud-based services serve a variety of customers in the fields of government, education, medical, financial, commercial, communication and individual consumers. To learn more about the Company, please visit its corporate website at http://www.chinacnit.com.

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For further information, please contact:

China Information Technology, Inc.
Iris Yan
Tel: +86 755 8370 4767
Email: IR@chinacnit.com
http://www.chinacnit.com

SOURCE China Information Technology, Inc.

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