The ICT industry has gradually become an important industry in the regional
economy. The global traditional, simple and complex value chain trade network
has undergone fundamental changes during the evolution process, which
has changed the overall pattern of the global value chain trade network. This
article uses the UIBE GVC Indicators database, based on the global value chain
theory to construct a trade network for the ICT industry in the Asia-Pacific
region by the means of social network analysis methods. It uses the visualization
software Gephi to analyze the evolution characteristics of the Asia-Pacific
trade network in the ICT industry from 2005 to 2015. The analysis results
found that: the total volume of the trade network continued to improve steadily,
the location of the regional center of the trade network has changed. The
steady network has helped the recovery of the trade after the external shocks.
Also, China has played a more significant role in the ICT industry’s network
from the perspective of global value chain.
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