The 2003 International Conference on Corpus Linguistics at Shanghai covered six areas in corpus linguistics: (1) CLEC-based analysis of Chinese learner English as interlanguage; (2) language research based on parallel corpora; (3) COLSEC-based interlanguage analysis; (4) studies on the English language and English teaching and learning; (5) corpus-based studies on English varieties; and (6) research on corpus technology. In the view of these authors, corpus linguistics research in China has made remarkable progress. The works of Professor Yang Huizhong and some other scholars have had worldwide influence. The research in China has had its focus on applied studies in foreign language teaching and learning, and has been pushed ahead through coordinated efforts and pooled resources of different universities and colleges. As an academic discipline, corpus linguistics still needs to be elaborated in theory and practice. Studies in China should lay greater emphasis on technology development, and on comprehensive and systematic analysis of the totality of interlanguage.