Using Big Data To Modernize Governance By Governments


  • Ma Jiantang


As we enter the 21st century, a new round of information technology revolution has brought forward a wave of big data movement. It has become a global trend to use big data in such areas as promoting economic growth, social governance, public services and even the regulatory functions of governments. Following that irreversible trend, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has proposed in its Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee its National Big Data Strategy, whose objectives and tasks have been further clarified in its13th Five Year Plan. Leveraging big data for innovative governance is not only vital for implementing the strategy, but also for further modernizing the State governance in China.