On March 16, 2011, Beijing’s Chaoyang District launched a comprehensive “Social Service Management” system. The system is a solution provided by IBM’s Smart City technology, which is capable of real-time processing of a large database, providing statistical and quantitative analyses, monitoring the progress, providing feedback, and realizing grid management of the space. Chaoyang’s Chinese Communist Party chief in charge of city management gave an example: “Chaoyang District has established a housing information database. Every residential building has a person-in-charge, (of the database) who controls the situation in every community and neighborhood with high precision.”
Chaoyang’s system covers the following modules: emergency response, city management, stability maintenance, manufacturing safety, social services, customer support, dynamic economic environment, law and judiciary, and Communist Party buildup.
China News Service, March 16, 2011 http://www.chinanews.com/tp/2011/03-16/2911090.shtml
Sohu IT, March 20, 2011 http://roll.sohu.com/20110320/n304608364.shtml