GUIYANG, May 29 (Xinhua) — The southwestern province of Guizhou has become the front runner of China’s big-data industry since it was approved to build the country’s first national big-data comprehensive pilot zone in 2016.
It is now one of the regions with the highest number of mega-data centers in the country and even in the world. Several heavyweight players, such as Apple and Huawei, have established their cloud computing and big-data centers and their regional headquarters in the province.
Its rich big-data resources are injecting growth momentum into the digital economy. Between 2016 and 2020, Guizhou’s digital economic growth rate ranked first in China for five consecutive years. In 2021, the added value of its digital economy is expected to exceed 600 billion yuan (about 91.7 billion U.S. dollars).
As the country’s pioneer in implementing the national big-data strategy, Guizhou will pool efforts, such as strengthening the data center clustering effect, promoting the integration of big data with the real economy, and improving the industrial development environment, to boost the development of the big-data industry.
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