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Open Data in China

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Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 30)

Abstract

Recently Open Data has attracted the attention of not only individuals, scholars and NGOs, but also of the governments in China. This chapter introduces the Open Data situation at both the national level and local levels in China. At the national level, Open Data was officially recognized and listed as one of the ten national projects to develop the Big Data industry in 2015. At the local levels, 19 local Open Data portals are online now and are providing downloadable government data to users. In addition, the Open Data Community in China is driving a movement to create an Open Data culture. Despite the progress made by the government and communities to facilitate Open Data initiatives, more needs to be done especially on how to implement those policies and how to improve the Open Data quality. After highlighting lessons learned from the Chinese Open Data experiences, the chapter proposes several suggestions towards establishing an Open Data ecosystem in China.

Keywords

Open Data China Big Data Open Government Data Open Data Platform Open Policies 

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© T.M.C. Asser press and the authors 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chongqing Survey InstituteChongqingPeople’s Republic of China

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