Beijing is boosting its big data-related industry to promote economic and social development, said Sui Zhenjiang, vice-mayor of the city, at the 2015 Zhongguancun Big Data Day.

The event that began on Saturday attracted nearly 1,000 people to discuss development based on big data, large volume and complex data, including text, images and video, which require new forms of processing.

Sui said Beijing is planning development of the big data-related industry and measures to carry it out. He said the Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing has released and implemented policies to speed up development of big data industry clusters during the past years, with support from the city government. Zhongguancun aims to become a global innovation center for big data, Sui said.


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