ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Caixin

Five things to know about China's mega east-west data center plan

New hubs aim to bridge economic gap, improve efficiency, further climate goals

Alibaba Group's data center in Zhangbei County in north China's Hebei Province. Beijing has initiated a project to boost data centers in the country's economically poorer but energy-rich western regions.   © AP

China has long been known to undertake ambitious projects that seek to move resources right across the country to develop areas critical to the economy.

Typical of this is the West-East Electricity Transfer Project, which transmits electricity generated in hydropower plants in western China to its southern, central and northern regions. The project has generally been seen as a success, laying the foundation for China's rapid economic expansion in the early 2000s.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more