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  • Big data website launched in Beijing


    China launched a comprehensive big data website on Feb. 26 to promote the “Belt and Road” initiative.

    The portal, www.bigdataobor.com, was launched at a ceremony with the signing of a series of strategic cooperation agreements at the State Information Center.

    The site will be operated by a “Belt and Road” big data center co-founded by the State Information Center, IZP Group and the Municipal Government of Karamay.

    Representatives at the launching ceremony of a new big data website on Feb. 26 in Beijing. [Photo/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
    At the ceremony, Tian Jinchen said that the website “serves the big picture of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative” and more efforts should be made to improve the data base. Tian is the head of Western Region Development Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic planning agency.
    He also noted that analysis should be done in an innovative way and that ministries and relevant departments should share information in a timely manner.
    Du Ping, executive deputy director of the State Information Center, introduced the “Belt and Road” big data center.
    Huang Suzhi from the IZP Group, a Beijing-based big data company, described the layout and development of the “Belt and Road” big data center overseas.
    Big data analysis will reveal an overall picture of the countries involved in the “Belt and Road”, including projects, commerce and trade.
    Proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, the “Belt and Road” initiative (the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road) - an ambitious plan to revitalize the ancient Silk Road overland and maritime trade routes linking East and West - has attracted considerable attention.
    The project, involving more than 60 countries and international organizations, implies unprecedented opportunities.