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Shanghai speeds up public data opening

Zhu Shenshen
City to open 4,000 packages of public data this year as it speeds up the construction of a smart city according to local government officials 
Zhu Shenshen

Shanghai will open 4,000 packages of public data this year, double the current level, as the city speeds up smart city construction, city government officials said on Tuesday.

Shanghai also officially launched a city-level public data opening platform, covering finance, health care, tourism, energy, urban management and transport data.

Currently, Shanghai has opened 2,100 packages of public data, with the number to hit 4,000 by the end of 2019, according to local officials.

Shanghai will focus on four sectors in public data opening in the next stage, covering inclusive finance, health care, transport and culture and tourism.

Nationwide, Shanghai has a leading position and unique advantages in developing data opening, said Wu Qing, vice mayor of Shanghai.

In 2012, Shanghai started opening certain forms of data. Since 2017, it has become the top city nationwide on public data openness.

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