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About Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Bureau of Statistics (GBS)
As a department directly under the People’s Government of Guangxi Autonomous Region, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Bureau of Statistics (GBS) was established in 1953 and is in charge of the statistics and economic accounting in Guangxi. From the perspective of statistical operation and statistical activities, it is under the leadership of the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS) and it exercises leadership over statistical agencies of the prefecture and county governments within Guangxi, and over departments directly-affiliated to the people’s government of Guangxi.
At present, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Bureau of Statistics is composed of 20 functional divisions together with 10 directly-affiliated institutions.
By the end of 2014, there are a total of 208 staff.
There are 8 members at or above Deputy Director-General level, including one Director General, one Deputy Director General (Counsel), two Deputy Director Generals, one Chief Statistician, one Chief of Discipline Inspection Group of the Party Group and two Deputy Counsels.
There are 195 staff who obtain qualifications at or above college diploma level, accounting for 93.8% of the total. Comprising:
2 staff with PhD, accounting for 1%;
56 staff with master degrees, accounting for 27%;
108 staff with undergraduate degree, accounting for 52%;
29 staff with college diploma, accounting for 14%.
There are 152 staff who have professional qualifications, accounting for 73%. Comprising:
45 staff with senior professional title, accounting for 22%;
87 staff with intermediate professional title, accounting for 42%.
Advanced Statistical Technology in Guangxi
The GBS enjoys an advanced level of information and communication technology. GBS is technologically advanced within China’s statistical agencies and Guangxi’s government departments. Its server center consists of 6 funtional zones: communication equipment room, two primary-machine rooms, shielded enclosure, eletrical generator room, fire-fighting instruments room, and backup room. Server center has provided a strong platform for supporting the statistical services of Online Statistical Figures Reporting, Economic Census, Population Census, Agricultural Census, Routing Statistical Suvey, Web Portal Counting, Statistical Database etc. It vertically achieved the connection with statistical agencies at all levels - State and City, County and Township within the autonomous region. It horizontally achieved high-speed connection with the CPC Guangxi Committee, the People’s Government of Guangxi and other government departments.
The GBS has six systems, including Guangxi Statistical Information Network, Four Big Projects*, statistical geographic information system, statistical database, socio-opinion survey and digital application system of administrative management. They comprehensively ensure every statistical task can be carried out successfully and thus provide high quality and effective statistical services for the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Guangxi and the local government.
*Four Big Projects means: the investigation units registered with statistical agencies, with their names recorded in the database, report raw data online to the statistical data center according to unified reporting standard, through unified data processing software.
Modernized & service-oriented statistics fully built
We channel great energy into building modernised and service-oriented statistics and maintain ‘Three Orientations’ – modernised and service-oriented statistics fully built for users, for grassroots, for units and individuals under statistical investigation. We endevour to perceive problems from statistical figures and offer good advices, strengthen the statistical monitoring analysis for economic development and thus provide high quality and effective statistical services for the Party, government and the public.
We broaden ways of data dissemination and improve the ability and raise the standard of public services. We proactively conduct surveys of socio-opinion, the level of public satisfaction with government agencies, public opinion of the Party conduct, the sensations of social security, ideologies of all social strata and qualities of services provided by government departments. By carrying out these surveys, we are able to collect the wisdom of people, promote democracy and investigate public condition, thus, build bridges between the government and people. Through years of effort, we have built up a system of open statistical services integrating statistical information, consultation and supervision function altogether. We have established and fully implemented systems of the provision and regular dissemination of statistical data. And that statistical data of the people, by the people, for the people is achieved.
In recent years, the GBS has proactively promoted reform and innovation, establishing and improving the system of national economic accouting joint-department-conference, statistical work point of contact and statistical work consultation, discussing ways of promoting scio-ecnomic development and statistical tasks. We have improved the construction of infrastructural facilities so that the statistical network runs smoothly and data is protected securely. We have organized statistical training for thousands of enterprises within Guangxi so as to improve the capabilities of statisticians in the organizations.
We speak based on statistical figures. Important strategies are established and implemented quantitatively. Statistics is the foundation to fulfill scientific goal and provides important impetus for the construction of modernized governance system and capacity. Statistics also acts as an important way to monitor and guide economic and social development. The GBS has implemented the statistical monitoring reporting system, describing the implementation of the important strategies by statistical data, strengthening statistical analysis and early warning and forecast, researching countermeasures and proposals, reguarly reporting the monitoring result to the Party and the government. The GBS has been the first to implement such a system in the national statistical system.
Implementing China-ASEAN development strategy by promoting Guangxi statistical cooperation with others
The inaugural 2015 China-ASEAN Statistics Forum is jointly organized by NBS and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, host by the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Bureau of Statistics (GBS). It is held concurrently with the 12th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO). The Forum aims to gain appreciation of the statistical practices of the individual countries in the statistical monitoring of socio-economic development, to establish common framework for the monitoring of China-ASEAN economic development and social progress which will lead to a possible compilation of joint statistical publications and to explore avenues for cooperation in the development of official statistics. The China-ASEAN Statistics Forum will improve the quality and ability of the services provided by statistical agencies for the China-ASEAN “Diamond Decade” and “2+7” cooperation framework, thus, promote Guangxi being the major base for the construction of “the China-ASEAN Information Harbor”.