Chinese city officials told to base decisions on big data, not experience

City governments should rely on big data rather than their experience when making key decisions as a way to reduce risks, a senior Chinese security official has told cadres, and he said to do this more data needed to be collected.Chen Yixin, secretary general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, the top Communist Party agency in charge of law enforcement, made the remarks at a work conference on Beijing’s so-called smart governance programme on Thursday.He called for city…