This issue of CDC Newsletter include (1) China Economic Update for 2011; (2) China Data Update; (3) China Data Center Events; and (4) New Visitors;.
China Economic Update for 2011
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, from January to November of 2011, the gross import and export value is 3309.62 billion USD, a growth of 23.6% compared with the same period of last year. Of which, exports 1724.01 billion USD, increased by 21.1%; Imports 1585.61 billion USD, up by 26.4%. Accumulation trade surplus is 138.4 billion USD, dropped by 18.2% than last year. The investment in fixed assets reached 26945.2 billion yuan, up by 24.5 percent than last year. The growth of investments in eastern, central and western regions was 21.7, 28.9 and 29.2 percent respectively. The investment by domestically-funded enterprises was 25127.3 billion yuan, up by 25.4 percent; investment by funds from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan was 837.1 billion yuan, up by 20.7 percent; and the investment by foreign funds was 855.3 billion yuan, up by 13.1 percent.
The Update of the China Data Center Web Site
The China Data Center has a new face of its web site at http://chinadatacenter.org
. The new web site is featured with “Product Demo”, “News”, “China Data Updates”, “Events”, “Announcements”, “Featured Data”, “Data & Services”, “Projects”, and “Learning Center”. Please visit the Center web site for the updated news, events and data products.
The New Release of the "Urban and Regional Explorer"
In collaboration with the Business School of East China University of Science and Technology, the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University, and All China Market Research Co., Ltd, the China Data Center is pleased to release Urban and Regional Explorer (URE), a new spatial data service for urban and regional analysis of China. It offers extensive demographic and economic data, maps, charts, reports, as well as advanced functions for graphic and spatial statistical analysis in a web-based delivery system. With this spatial intelligence, users will be able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.
More detailed information can be found at http://chinadataonline.org/cge2/
. Please contact the China Data Center at (734) 647-9610 or firstname.lastname@example.org for applications.
China Data Center Events
Presentations at the Workshop: “Spatial Data Analysis in Cyberspace: Data, Methodology, Technology and Applications”
Co-sponsored by GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, Arizona State University and China Data Center, the University of Michigan. The workshop was hold at Hyatt Hotel Miami on November 9, 2011 during the North American Regional Science Conference. About 60 faculty and students participated in the workshop. Those presentations are available now online at http://chinadatacenter.org/Learming/Presentations.aspx
Xinyue Ye, Center for Regional Development, Bowling Green State University
Myunghwa Hwang, GeoDa Center, Arizona State University
Shuming Bao, China Data Center, University of Michigan
Upcoming Conference Shows of China Data Center:
Please visit our booth and meet the center staffs at the following event:
January 6-8, 2012, ASSA 2012 Annual Meeting
(The Allied Social Science Associations), Hyatt Regency-Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
February 24-27, 2012
, AAG 2012 Annual Meeting
(Association of American Geographers), Hilton New York, New York, NY, USA
, 2012, AAS 2012 Annual Meeting
(Association for Asian Studies), Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada
May 3-5, 2012
, PAA 2012 Annual Meeting
(Population Association of America), Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA