Eastern Data,
Western Computing


China has approved projects to build eight national computing hubs and plans on ten national-data centre clusters, indicating the completion of the overall layout for the national integrated big-data center system.

Driving an expectation of US$62.9 billion in annual investment, these data centers signify China’s extra step to channel more computing resources from its eastern regions to its less developed yet resource-rich western regions.

The eastern regions are often met with a shortage of land and energy, threatening the sustainable development of the data centers. Meanwhile, the western regions have abundant resources, especially renewable energy.


  • China is dedicated to building the world’s leading big-data center
  • Through the integration of two regions, China will be able to explore the full potential of the data-center building.
  • A more balanced national development to solve many other problems
Eastern Data, Western Computing






  • Founded Xiaomi at the age of 40, Lei Jun was ambitious to get a piece of the fast-growing smartphone industry.
  • From a shy and reserved speaker almost anytime and anywhere, Lei Jun has become a global CEO tech icon, increasingly filling the role of the charismatic, industry-changing, celebrity tech leader.
  • Lei Jun spoke at Xiaomi’s 11th anniversary last year and set a new target for the company to be the world’s No. 1 smartphone brand in the next 3 years. Xiaomi surpassed Apple for the first time in 2021, ranking second in the world.
  • Last year, Lei Jun resigned as the executive director of multiple Xiaomi-related companies to dedicate his attention to his automotive endeavor. A somewhat expected decision as the EV industry blooms in China.


  • In China, there were approximately 8.8 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices as of 2021, and this number continues to grow steadily and is expected to reach US$15.6 billion by 2025.
  • Rising attention to creating standardized IoT operating systems applicable across all smart devices. China’s tech giants such as Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent, etc. are one of the first batches of open-source donors.
  • An open-source code community named openKylin was also created to double down on China’s domestic operating systems. An impressive effort by the government to shake off China’s reliance on foreign systems such as Microsoft Windows and Apple’s macOS.
  • With the focus of the IoT industry chain gradually shifting upstream, privacy computing becomes the basis of secure operations of IoT. However, this may pose as a tough challenge to China, which is known for its fragmented privacy laws.


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