China has bought a giant computer system that is expected to help track the spread of pandemic-related diseases, state media reported.
The country’s first ever national computer system is called the China-Huaibei Joint Cyber Intelligence Center, or JJCIC.
Its aim is to track the movements of pandemics and other threats that are believed to pose the greatest threat to China’s economy, according to a report in the state-run Global Times newspaper.
The JJCICS has a huge budget of about 10 billion yuan ($15 billion) and is set to be completed by 2020, the Global Times said.
The JICIC will help China to counter a global pandemic by providing information on pandemic threats and information on the activities of those who are capable of spreading pandemic diseases, the report said.
China has been working on the JJCIS for more than five years, said a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The new system, which is being built in partnership with the United States, Australia and Germany, will be the first of its kind to track both the spread and movement of pandems, the official said.
The JSCI is part of a larger effort to track human-caused pandemias and the emergence of pandemonic threats, including the spread, transmission and spread of disease, the government official said, declining to be identified by name because the government does not want to put public pressure on the Chinese authorities.
The Global Times reported that the JSCIC is being developed in partnership between the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the United Nations, which are known for their cooperation on counter-terrorism.
China, which has long been criticized for its human rights record, has long struggled to maintain its information technology infrastructure and has been under pressure to boost cybersecurity.
The United States is also investing heavily in China’s information technology, particularly in cybersecurity.