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China Data Center: Exploring China Data Center Datasets in Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

Here you'll find information on using the China Data Center datasets in the Data-Planet repository.

Access to Data-Planet

The Data-Planet repository is accessible via two complementary interfaces:

 

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets is available via IP (and proxy server) authentication at http://statisticaldatasets.data-planet.com/dataplanet/. The Data-Planet Statistical Datasets interface allows users to browse available datasets by subject and source and to manipulate variables to create customized views of the data, as well as to search for statistics of interest via Quick and/or Advanced Search.

Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference can be accessed directly at http://readyreference.data-planet.com. This access point connects users directly to Data-Planet's Quick and Advanced Search functions.

 

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Direct Link to China Data Center Premium Dataset

For those institutions subscribing to China Data Center, we suggest including a listing for the dataset in your A-Z list of databases in addition to the main entry for Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to help increase awareness:

China Data Center

The China Data Center datasets available in the Data-Planet repository provide yearly historical indicators of social and economic characteristics of the People’s Republic of China. Included are national-level statistics dating in some cases to the After entering Data-Planet, find China Data Center datasets in the Browse by Subject – International listing, or under Browse by Source – China Data Center.1950s. Our subscription to Data-Planet also includes access to subnational data distributed by the China Data Center, which provides data for provinces, cities, and counties in China. Topics range from population; national accounts, including Gross Domestic Product and Balance of Payments; employment, labor, and wages; financial and banking data; price indices; government income and expenditures; agriculture; industry, construction, and transportation; domestic and foreign trade; education; health; and natural resources. After entering Data-Planet, find China Data Center datasets in the Browse by Subject – International listing, or under Browse by Source – China Data Center.

Help Guide link: http://data-planet.libguides.com/CDC

For a direct link into the China Data Center premium dataset, configure as http://statisticaldatasets.data-planet.com/dataplanet/?open=china

About the China Data Center Datasets

The China Data Center datasets provide yearly historical indicators of social and economic characteristics of the People’s Republic of China. Included are national-level statistics dating in some cases to the 1950s. Premium subscriptions  to Data-Planet also include access to subnational data distributed by the China Data Center, which provides data (as available) for all provinces, cities and counties within provinces, all cities, and all counties in China.

Statistics are provided on population; national accounts, including Gross Domestic Product and Balance of Payments; employment, labor, and wages; financial and banking data; price indices; government income and expenditures; agriculture; industry, construction, and transportation; domestic and foreign trade; education; health; and natural resources. The data are collected primarily by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, who is charged with the administration of the national statistical information system of China.

For "Explanatory Notes on Main Statistical Indicators of Macro-economy,” All China Data Center China Data Online, see http://chinadataonline.org/info/jieshi.asp. Also, search the knowledge bank at http://chinadataonline.org/askandanswer/ .

Exploring the China Data Center Datasets in Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

In Data-Planet Statistical Datasets, the many indicators included in the China Data Center datasets can be viewed as stand-alone trends, charts, or maps. The listing of indicators can be viewed by opening the China Data Center entries in the Browse by Source and Browse by Subject - International folder of the indicator tree. For example, the chart below shows change over time in the number of enterprises focused on construction in Beijing.

Note that you can learn more about the indicator, dataset, and source by viewing the statistical abstract that appears below the chart, as below. These summaries can be exported with the graph by clicking on the Export link in the menu bar above the chart. The Create DOI link allows you to create a DOI that ensures that each time you reference the data in a paper or elsewhere that the reader can view the exact view of the DataSheet at the time you created it. For more information on DOIs, click here

The implementation of China Data Center datasets in Data-Planet Statistical Datasets allows you to compare indicators across provinces, cities, and counties so be sure to explore the many options available to do so. The chart below compares the output value of state- vs collective-owned construction enterprises in Beijing and Shanghai. To select multiple indicators, hold down the control (Ctrl) key when clicking on the second (or third) item on the indicator tree. For more information on selecting data for viewing, see http://data-planet.libguides.com/statisticaldatasets .

 

 

Try it yourself with other indicators and geographies. Keep in mind that the graphs you create do not necessarily imply causality: the results may suggest a potential relationship between the variables you select, which may be an interesting line of inquiry for your own research.

 

For more information on using Data-Planet Statistical Datasets, see http://data-planet.libguides.com/statisticaldatasets .

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