A visitor walks past an outdoor installation at the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2021 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province, on May 26, 2021. China had about 5 million data centres in 2020. Photo: Xinhua A visitor walks past an outdoor installation at the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2021 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province, on May 26, 2021. China had about 5 million data centres in 2020. Photo: Xinhua
A visitor walks past an outdoor installation at the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2021 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province, on May 26, 2021. China had about 5 million data centres in 2020. Photo: Xinhua

China’s digital economy: network of data centre hubs to address infrastructure imbalance between east and west

  • Four of China’s top regulatory and policymaking agencies will spearhead the strategy dubbed ‘Eastern Data and Western Computing’
  • The country had about 5 million data centres in 2020, up from 1.24 million in 2015

Topic |   China technology
A visitor walks past an outdoor installation at the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2021 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province, on May 26, 2021. China had about 5 million data centres in 2020. Photo: Xinhua A visitor walks past an outdoor installation at the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2021 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province, on May 26, 2021. China had about 5 million data centres in 2020. Photo: Xinhua
A visitor walks past an outdoor installation at the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2021 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province, on May 26, 2021. China had about 5 million data centres in 2020. Photo: Xinhua
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