back to article China gets big data fever, backed by security push

Chinese premier Li Keqiang has graced an otherwise obscure big data conference with his presence and outlined a new national analytics strategy. Speaking at the Big Data Industry Summit & China E-commerce Innovation and Development Summit in Guiyang this week, Li said China will accelerate efforts to share information between …

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"efforts to share information between all levels of government to spur business growth and reduce red tape"

Sounds like he took a peek at the executive summary of McKinsey's 2011 Growth and renewal in the United States: Retooling America’s economic engine report.

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GuiYang obscure?? Surely not I have lived here for 11 years. Local government here is putting big money behind getting tech firms to move here, but the major problem is that elsewhere in China this area is seen as poor and backward! Not entirely untrue either.

Peter in GuiYang

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What's the Pink Floyd angle?

I saw the album cover and thought there was some Floyd angle to the story. Thought, maybe the chinese had offered Gilmore, Mason and Waters a humongous fee to make another comeback to celebrate opening a mega data centre or something, but no Floyd angle anywhere.

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