Developmental Report on Internet-Aided Governance in 2014
In 2014, Internet-aided governance developed rapidly, presenting the following characteristics and trends. In terms of macro-environment, Internet-aided governance falls into the category of top-level design. It is starting to gain top-level attention, to be included in the nation’s overall vision and strategic considerations. On a large scale, the “All in your palm” mobile government is starting to dominate. At the same time, in terms of overall coverage development, e-government moved further towards deepening of a clustered matrix. In terms of application mode, the government O2O mode with built-in integrated platforms and online-to-offline activation was gradually popularized. The government’s potential to harness micro-videos, internet radio, live streaming and other new applications were constantly being discovered. Regarding efficiency, Internet-aided governance experienced development in core issues. Development became more ministrant, shifting focus away from propagandistic and interactive functions. It is also getting stronger in social management and influencing public opinion. Also, a digital gap in government affairs emerged. The government needs to develop its digital thinking and progress systemic management—two areas which will determine the growth of Internet-aided governance.