The big data industry in Guiyang grew to over 130 billion yuan ($18.89 billion) in 2016 according to statistics released by People’s Daily.
Kweichow Moutai, arguably the best known of the expensive Chinese liquors, has seen its prices soar at some retail stores just before the Spring Festival.
Guizhou province, one of the major coal suppliers in southwestern China, plans to close 120 coal mines and cut coal capacity by 15 million metric tons in 2017.
China's consumer staples stocks, led by makers of the fiery Chinese liquor, are helping drive stock gains this year as sales prospects get rosier.
The province has carried out a series of measures to help the local ethnic people improve their living conditions.
International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, will increase its venture capital investments in China's innovative startups sector next year.
Guizhou province and Huawei held a meeting on Dec 22 to look for further cooperation opportunities in terms of software development, cloud computing, and big data.
China has lifted more than 10 million rural residents out of poverty this year with a record-breaking investment of 100 billion yuan ($14.4 billion) in government funds, and it plans to pull another 10 million people out of poverty next year.