Candidates arrive to sit the national exam for civil servants in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on November 28.  Photo: CNS
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More than 2.12 million sit Sunday’s ‘guokao’ exam, where applicants have just a one-in-68 chance of getting coveted ‘iron rice bowl’ jobs.

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China introduced a “smart governance” pilot scheme across 81 cities last year. Officials have been told to “modernise” governance with the use of big data and artificial intelligence. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese city officials told to base decisions on big data, not experience

Chen Yixin, secretary general of the party’s top law enforcement agency, also called for more intensive and ‘comprehensive’ collection of data. Beijing’s latest push for ‘smart governance’ comes as global pressure grows to create binding rules on the use of artificial intelligence.

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