Beijing to Host China’s First Internet Civilization Conference

Beijing will host the China Conference on Internet Civilization on November 19. Themed “Gathering Strength for Good Deeds, Build Internet Civilization Together,” the event will be the first in the country to systematically discuss cyberspace security and civilization.

In recent years, digital civilization has gained increasing importance as the Chinese government focuses on building a clean, safe and robust cyber environment.

“We would like to establish a platform to promote the important idea of ​​building cyber civilization. It is a good opportunity for China and the international community to exchange experiences, concepts and strengthen cooperation.” , said Sheng Ronghua, deputy director of the Bureau. from the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission and the Cyberspace Administration of China, during the press conference on the event.

China’s Internet industry has entered a new era. The digital economy accounted for 38.6% of China’s GDP in 2020. Along with economic achievements, more attention is now being paid to digital literacy, cybersecurity and social responsibilities of tech companies. The conference features seven sub-forums, with topics ranging from internet ecology and youth internet culture to internet charity, data and algorithms and platform economics.

A Youth Internet Culture Forum will be held during the China Internet Civilization Conference in Beijing, China. /APC

A Youth Internet Culture Forum will be held during the China Internet Civilization Conference in Beijing, China. /APC

Based on the seven sub-themes, the conference brings together the strengths of a broad cross-section of society to jointly build a civilized cyberspace.

Mo Gaoyi, director general of the Publicity Department of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, said Beijing is ready to welcome all participants, online and offline.

“The city aims to provide a very productive communication venue for government officials, academics, the private sector and netizen representatives,” he said.

Considering the resurgence of COVID-19 and potential risks, the conference will set strict rules and measures to fight the pandemic. Virtual access is available for visitors interested in the sub-forums. Internet users can also join the event to discuss cyber culture, digital user values ​​and Internet civilization with experts.