The Developing Statistical Informatization of China

  1.       Introduction

The status and achievements of Chinas statistical informatization construction:

1.1              Infrastructure

1.2              Application system

1.3              Data resources

1.4              Security system

1.5              Information system

  1.       Opportunities

2.1              The government, enterprises, social organizations and the public have put forward higher requirements on the accuracy, timeliness, objectivity and integrality of statistics.

2.2              The establishment of modern statistical system, which is in line with Chinese national conditions and international general rules, would effectively improve the scientificity and accuracy of statistics, enhance the authority and capacity of statistical work, and strengthen the quality of statistics and the credibility of government statistics.

  1.       Challenges

3.1              Insufficient understanding

3.2              Lack of unified management

3.3              Inadequate informatization construction fund

3.4              Low level of informatization applications

  1.       Principles and methods

4.1              Principles:

a)             In accordance with the overall plan for national informatization construction, the statistical informatization construction should focus on the Three Improvements and Four Major Projects, and remain demand-oriented, thus to accelerate the integration of information technology and statistical work.

b)             We should promote the reform and development of statistics, give full play to the informatization system the core supporting role in the modernization of statistical work, facilitate the development and utilization of statistical information resources, thus, provide better statistical information service for the public and for the scientific decision-making and macro-management of the party and the government.

4.2              Methods:

a)             To adopt a technological route of top-level design.

b)             To embody the principle of integrity and being systematical.

c)              To reflect scientificity and foresightedness.

d)             To stress the application and the integration of resources.

  1.       Construction of key projects

5.1              Statistical information network and information security system

5.2              Cloud service system

5.3              Statistical business application platform

5.4              Statistical database system

  1.       Safeguards measures

6.1              To improve the management system.

6.2              To strengthen guidance and communication.

6.3              To increase capital investment.

6.4              To focus on the training of statistical informatization personnel.






Ms. Meng Xianning

Deputy Director, Division of Application II

Data Management Center

National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS)


Tel: (+86) 010 - 68783588

Address: No. 75, Yuetan Nanjie, Sanlihe, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100826


Mr. Zeng Fei

Program Officer, Statistician

Department of Statistical Design and Management

National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS)


Tel: (+86) 010 - 68782399   Fax: (+86) 010 - 68782344

Address: No. 57, Yuetan Nanjie, Sanlihe, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100826