The promotion of big data to create a new model for governance in the next five to 10 years, focusing on accurate management and multi-disciplinary cooperation, came in time as the State Council announced on Sept. 5 that it has released the guidelines to boost the development of big data, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported.
The State Council’s guidelines mandate the establishment of a unified platform for governmental data before the end of 2018, to provide citizens with access to public data resources on agriculture, credit, culture, education, employment, finance, public health, science, transport and weather.
The report said that the move came as local governments and businesses around the country widely recognized the significant economic role that big data play, which will benefit not only private commerce but also national economies and their citizens.
In the Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park, China’s national center of high-technology innovation, big-data driven industries are expected to generate 1 trillion yuan ($157 billion) in economic benefits, the report said.
The State Council has announced on Sept. 5 the guidelines for the promotion of big data development in #government and businesses across China. (Photo : www.china-embassy.org)