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China is spending billions on a national computing network. Its data chief says why

  • Liu Liehong lays out the case for full integration of the country’s computing power in its ‘Eastern Data and Western Computing’ mega project

  • Concentrating resources will yield efficiencies but also security challenges, he says

China needs a fully integrated national computing network if it is to forge ahead in the global race for high technology and retool its economy for innovation, according to the head of the country’s new data regulator.

In an article in Communist Party journal Qiushi on the weekend, National Data Administration (NDA) chief Liu Liehong said computing power had become “the main arena of scientific and technological competition” among major countries rushing to take the lead in the industries of the future.

By Dannie Peng

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