HANGZHOU, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — The 2021 Global Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit brings together people from all over the world to share their knowledge on building a digital civilization through online and offline events.
The summit, which kicked off in Wuzhen, east China’s Zhejiang Province on Sunday, includes 20 sub-forums under the theme “Towards a new era of digital civilization – Building a community with a shared future in cyberspace.” .
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, addressed the summit via video.
Noting that the progress of the Internet has had a profound impact on industrial development, economic structure, social life and the international landscape, Liu said that the Internet has now been catapulted to a new stage, with full diffusion and cross-disciplinary integration, while digital technology continuously creates new business models, providing opportunities for countries around the world.
He said that science and technology as a force for good is an inherent requirement of the community with a shared future for mankind. He called for joint efforts to safeguard infrastructure security and reliability, crack down on illegal Internet activities, earnestly safeguard fair competition and promote innovation.
China’s macroeconomy remains generally stable, Liu said, adding that the country is experienced and able to control risks, and therefore has a bright future.
China will stand firm in pushing forward reform and opening up, and high-quality development. Efforts will be made to strengthen the development of new types of infrastructure and energize the software industry, he said.
The country will support the healthy development of the private sector, innovation and start-ups of entrepreneurs, and the healthy development of the internet and digital economy, he said.
The sub-forums have been designed to provide information on data governance, the rule of law on the Internet, the social responsibilities of technology companies, the global response to COVID-19 and international communication, among other topics of interest. audience, through discussions on new trends in internet technologies, including 5G. , artificial intelligence, open-source ecology, next generation internet, data and algorithm.
About 15 high-level Internet technology achievements are expected to be released at the conference, the organizer said.
Other highlights include an international internet expo, a global competition on innovation and entrepreneurship, and the publication of two reports, namely the “World Internet Development Report 2021” and the “ China Internet Development Report 2021″.
The conference is scheduled to end on September 28.