PRESIDENT Xi Jinping has urged the country to accelerate implementation of its big data strategy to better serve social and economic development and improve people’s lives.
Efforts should be made to advance the national big data strategy, improve digital infrastructure, promote the integration and sharing of digital resources, and safeguard data security, Xi said during a collective study session of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee’s Political Bureau on Friday.
“We should target cutting-edge technology and mobilize prime resources to make breakthroughs in developing core big data technology, and accelerate the building of an independent and controllable industrial chain, value chain and eco-system of big data,” said Xi, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
He called for building high-speed, mobile, ubiquitous and safe information infrastructure, integrating government and social data resources, and improving the collection of fundamental information and important information resources in key areas.
The market should play a key role in the mission, and data must work as a bridge to integrate production, study and research. A group of pioneering companies and a varied and diverse talent workforce should be established, he said.
Xi underscored the importance of building a digital economy with data as a key factor, highlighting the fact that research on and use of big data is indispensable in building a modern economy.(Xinhua)