the national big data strategy
Big data can be characterized by the huge volume, the wide variety, the extreme velocity at which data are processed, and the high value that big-data technologies can create.
The issue of big data was discussed for the first time in the Report on the Work of the Government delivered in March 2014. At its fifth plenary session in October 2015, the 18th CPC Central Committee unveiled a national big data strategy that promotes open exchange and sharing of data. The need for such a strategy underscores the increasing importance of big data as a strategic asset on China’s development agenda. The strategy calls for exploring the potential of big-data technologies to boost economic growth, and improve governance at all levels, as well as government services and regulation.
In his congratulatory letter to an industrial exposition in May 2018, Xi Jinping said that China would pursue the vision of innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development, and implement a big data strategy to build its cyberspace strength, make itself a digital country and a smart society, and boost its economic transfer from rapid growth to high-quality development.