China issues first big data report on B&R Initiative
2016-10-29 10:31:00


Mr. Tian Jinchen (L) and Mr. Du Ping unveil the book 'Belt and Road in Big Data 2016'. [] 

China issues its first book of data on the "Belt and Road" Initiative -- “Belt and Road in BigData 2016” in Beijing on October 28. 

The book is an annual report that presents a comprehensive assessment of theimplementation of the initiative and an authoritative evaluation of the cooperation betweenChina and the 64 countries involved and the engagement of its 31 provinces. 

The report, released by Du Ping, standing deputy director of the State Information Center(SIC), consists of two volumes: the first offers a comprehensive assessment of the buildingof the Belt and Road, and the second presents special analysis on important issues, such asinternational industrial cooperation, regional cooperation, internationalization of RMB andcross-border e-commerce, and puts forward some practical suggestions. 

According to Du, there are more than 300 billion pieces of data in the report from domesticand foreign statistics agencies, news websites, social media and various other forums, over5pb of which is original data, covering more than 60 countries and regions along the routesof the Belt and Road. 

It shows that Russia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Pakistan and Indonesia are the five mostcooperative countries in advancing the Belt and Road Initiative and that Guangdong,Zhejiang, Shanghai, Tianjin, Fujian, Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan, Yunnan and Beijing are thetop ten most active participants in the implementation of the vision 

Industrial cooperation in automobile, construction materials, iron and steel, railway andinformation communication attract the most attention from overseas. Specifically,Southeast Asian countries care more about the automobile, iron and steel, electricity andinformation communication industries; countries in the Central and Eastern Europe areeager to absorb infrastructure investment from China, while industrial cooperation,automobile, real estate, highway and power grid construction are the main concerns forNortheast Asian countries. 

Supervised by the General Office of Leading Group of Advancing the Building of the Beltand Road Initiative, the report was compiled by the SIC and published by the CommercialPress. 

Co-founded by the SIC, the municipal government of Karamay in Xinjiang UygurAutonomous Region and the IZP Group, the Belt and Road Big Data Center is dedicated tobuilding a state-level think tank decided to the initiative and vows to establish a databaseand a global platform to provide professional services for governments, enterprises andorganizations involved in the initiative. It will also exert every effort to build the Belt andRoad Initiative's official website - Editor:Hiram