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[WATCH] Exploring Open Data in China

[WATCH] Exploring Open Data in China

October 21, 2013 10:00 am by: Category: Digital Diplomacy, East Asia, Featured, Public Diplomacy, Social Media Diplomacy, Watch 1 Comment A+ / A-

As open data movements are affecting governance around the world, an increasingly interconnected China may be next.

As governments and citizens compile more and more information, big and open data is becoming the new normal in the West, as is the case in the U.S.

China seems to look at the “open” part of big data with both curiosity and hesitation. It is already making a difference though. Citizens in Yunnan province, for example, have been able to examine how cancer cases and water quality may be connected in the emergence of “cancer villages.” And Chinese people and foreign investors alike are now getting the whole picture of air, soil and water pollution across the country.

Will the Chinese government embrace open data though at is sheds light on some of the negative aspects of contemporary China?

This G+ Hangout was co-hosted with China Open Mic.

 

The panel:

Andy Shuai Liu | China Open Mic

Andy Shuai Liu is the founder and editor-in-chief of China Open Mic, a blog that offers an open and comprehensive perspective to inform and transform thinking on China in global development. Andy was also a production manager and broadcast journalist with China Central Television (CCTV), covering international affairs and entertainment at global events from the United Nations conferences to the Academy Awards. @ChinaOpenMic

 

Rebecca Chao | TechPresident

Rebecca Chao is an associate editor at TechPresident, a blog that looks at how technology is changing civil society and governance. She has written for The Atlantic, The Guardian and CNN, among others. @RebeccaChao8

Read: The Hunt for Open Data in China

 

photo credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

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About Michael Ardaiolo

Michael Ardaiolo is currently a student in Syracuse University's Public Diplomacy Master's Program: M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and M.S. in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In addition, he is a recovering record slinger, a Criterion Collection addict, an NBA obsessor, and a struggling student of the Korean language.

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