Premier Li Keqiang said China should build "dual engines" that couple innovative concepts, such as big data, and the craftsmanship of traditional industries for its economy when he attended the big data expo in Guiyang last week.
With about 13 percent of all online data in the world originating in China, data experts are calling for more to be done to ensure data security.
"VR can bring tourists face to face with, say, a terracotta warrior, and doctors will be able to simulate surgery with VR, which will help them prepare for operations on patients," Wang Jiping, a VR specialist said.
The Big Data Expo 2016 kicked off on Wednesday, with the participation of more than 300 enterprises.
The 2rd China Big Data Security High-level Forum was held in Guiyang on May 25 and 26.
Big data evangelist Viktor Mayer-Schonberger analyzed development trends at the Big Data Expo.
Guiyang launched a numerical control platform for financial supervision on May 25.
Derek Aberle, president of Qualcomm Inc, said the mobile chip giant is dedicated to long-term investments in China.