Data News of the Week | Power in China

The closing session of 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China finished this week. New Politburo Standing Committee presented to the Media, putting Beijing in the centre of world attention. This DNW hand-picks recent data news related with Power in China.

25 year’s political path to Power in China

Bloomberg Politics made an unconventional data visualisation to show The Path to Power in China. Readers can easily tell running a Big Region is important in China, by reading the following line chart. The chart successfully turned categorical position data into ordinal data by sorting the importance, namely number of people who entered Standing Committee from that position.

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After analysis of the careers of more than five dozen senior Chinese leaders over the past quarter-century, the chart uses every 5 years as an interval in horizontal axis since 1992; And divided different types of all the 26 people who have made it onto the elite Standing Committee into the vertical axis. Most of the members are from Major Region.

CPC’s core structure in a stack of coaxial circles 

In the project “The Meeting That Could Seal Xi’s Grip on China“, Bloomberg uses a Solar system style graph to present the numbers of members in Chinese Communist Party’s core structure. Big circles are 7 members including Xi Jinping showing in the central of the big system then 25 members of Politburo, 171 alternates, 205 members of Central Committee, 2270 members of Party Congress. Easily to tell the CORE leader in the party.

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More read: The Seven Men Who Will Rule China for the Next Five Years.

Look through evolution of power through word frequency and time series

Bloomberg Politics made a non-routine data visualisation to show The Path to Power in China. Readers can easily tell running a Big Region is important in China, by reading the following line chart. The chart successfully turned categorical position data into ordinal data by sorting the importance, namely number of people who entered Standing Committee from that position.

More read: OBSERVATIONS ON THE 19TH CONGRESS REPORT

How the name list changed after three months?

After the replacement of Chongqing chief Sun Zhengcai comes before leadership shuffle in China, QIXUANYANG collected large data from the public open sources and using Wayback machine (archive.org) to analyze the data project. Compare with the list before, show the large change in the power shifting in Chongqing. Check the blog post for details.

Anti-Corruption campaign

Caixin Media uses multiple charts to show the Corruption in China since 2012, Xi Jinping became the president of China.

Caixin screenshot

This project adopts latest scrolling pattern using the libraries Hammer and Swiper. The hexagonal block is a good design choice that better utilizes the space on the screen. Rich scrolling transition animations with the hexagonal blocks are highly user-friendly on mobile devices.

☞ Highlights of Xi’s report to Congress in one picture

China Daily made the highlights of the Xi Jinping’s report to the 19the CPC National Congress. The long picture is a buzz way to show highlights of policy address and conducts the long reports. The author could select and organise then make a conclusion of all the texts.

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Data News of the Week (DNW) is a weekly issue of news summaries hand picked by our editors. It features a GLOCAL (global+local) perspective for the topic of concern. It tracks the latest developments from the industry and academics for methodology, tools, datasets and news agenda.


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