On August 20, the New Media Laboratory of news and the public welfare fund for Digital Visual Education jointly released a report entitled “differences and gaps in data news between China and foreign countries: Taking the data content of global new epidemic situation as an example”. The report makes a panoramic comparison between Chinese and foreign data news reports on the new epidemic situation, analyzes the reasons behind the differences between Chinese and foreign works, and gives suggestions for China’s data news reports. < p > < p > since this year, the new epidemic has swept the world. In this increasingly fierce global public health event, data news reports play an important role. The “competition on the same topic” of epidemic reporting also provides a good opportunity to make a horizontal comparison between Chinese and foreign data news works. After analyzing 45 data news works of 16 Chinese and foreign media, the research team found different expressions of epidemic reporting in Chinese and foreign media. < / P > < p > through comparison, the research team found that there are differences in the choice of presentation terminal (PC terminal and mobile terminal), visual design preference (static presentation and dynamic interaction), data reference specification, data source openness and data mining ability between domestic and foreign data news works. For example, in the selection of presentation terminals, foreign works pay equal attention to PC and mobile terminals, and generally achieve compatibility between PC and mobile terminals in development. However, the domestic data news works are mainly based on the mobile terminal, and some works will be incompatible with the PC terminal. < / P > < p > in view of the above differences found in the study, the team explored the development history of Chinese and foreign data news, news production mode, the degree of market influence on works, and the open environment of data sources, and analyzed the reasons for the differences in reporting epidemic situation between Chinese and foreign data news. < p > < p > when analyzing the phenomenon that “why the types of data news reports in China are mainly information maps put on mobile terminals”, the study thinks that the domestic mobile end users are large in scale and have great marketing value and potential. For example, microblog and wechat official account are important paths for the presentation and dissemination of domestic media data news, which deeply affects the expression of domestic data news. Therefore, static pictures and texts suitable for mobile communication have become the common presentation mode of domestic data news. The research gives some suggestions on the development of China’s data news, mainly focusing on the talent construction and data utilization. In view of the domestic data news works are often limited to the simple presentation of data, less in-depth mining and analysis of this short board, the research suggests that the data news team actively introduce design and data journalism professionals, while colleges and universities should pay equal attention to news literacy and technical literacy in teaching practice. Finally, data journalists should also pay attention to training their own data literacy, mastering statistical knowledge and basic knowledge of social science. < / P > < p > in the aspect of improving the utilization of data, the research gives specific opinions and suggestions from three aspects: enriching data sources, standardizing data citation, and promoting data openness.