Wuzhen Summit kicks off with blatant technology display and focuses on building community with shared future in cyberspace

BEIJING, November 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — China kicked off the 2022 World Internet Conference (WIC) Wuzhen Summit in Wuzhen Water Town, East China zhejiang provinceWednesday, as delegates of China the most renowned Internet companies and the leaders of foreign cyber companies met again to discuss key topics related to the online industry, such as cyberspace governance and industrial digitization.

With the on-site display of technology-supported interactive games and eye-catching technologies, multiple sub-forums, and an emphasis on building a community with a shared future in cyberspace, this year’s Wuzhen Summit has a lot of familiarity with the one from last year. But many new highlights are also emerging, such as the growing number of applicants and a first-ever cloud-based exhibition hall for presenting exhibitions throughout the year, reflecting the growing influence of the summit or, more generally, China the Internet industry in the world.

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the summit on Wednesday.

In the letter, Xi noted that China is willing to work with countries around the world to chart a global digital development path that includes the joint building and sharing of digital resources, a vibrant digital economy, effective digital governance, a thriving digital culture, effectively guaranteed digital security and mutually beneficial digital cooperation.

Accelerated efforts should be made to build a community with a shared future in cyberspace, bringing wisdom and strength to world peace and development as well as the progress of human civilization, Xi said.

The summit is the first annual meeting of the World Internet Conference, a beijing– international organization whose headquarters were inaugurated in July.

Summit on site

Attendees were filled with emotion and happiness when talking about the feelings of attending the Wuzhen Summit, especially under the impact of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and the world facing many factors. unstable and to new challenges this year such as economic slowdown, geo – political tensions and technological struggle between major countries.

“Wuzhen has witnessed the development of China the internet industry which is changing day by day”, Wu Yunkunchairman of Chinese cyberspace security service provider Qianxin Group, who attended WIC for the fourth time, told the Global Times, noting that he pays particular attention to topics concerning internet security, scientific innovation and the talent development.

Wan Lin, CEO of Cainiao Network, also attended this year’s WIC. Wan told the Global Times that Chinese companies have always made progress in building a community with a shared future in cyberspace, including improving the hardware base and software facilities.

But with the changes in the macroeconomic environment and the global situation, many companies are thinking about how to adjust their own strategies to adapt to industry changes, Wan noted, adding that he is keen to see and hear from new ideas and thoughts on this topic.

Guan Zhou, a senior official with the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), said it was his first time to the Wuzhen summit since the coronavirus outbreak, and he felt both strange and familiar, Zhejiang Daily reported, adding that Guan pays close attention to 5G development topics.

This year, more than 2,000 representatives from over 120 countries and regions gathered at WIC 2022 under the theme “Towards a Shared Digital Future in a Connected World — Building a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace”, including tech giant Chinese delegates like BAT (Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent), executives of the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky, as well as many talents and Internet experts.

The Light of Internet Expo, a side event to WIC 2022 that opened on Tuesday, is still attracting a lot of attention this year. Many visitors actively participated in technology displays at this year’s expo, such as an interactive metaverse digital human dance game offered by China Mobile. Robot exhibits, such as a wearable exoskeleton robot presented by the China Electronic Technology Group Corporation (CETC), also attract public attention.

Zhang Yongthe CEO of Alibaba Group, said in a speech at the Wuzhen Summit on Wednesday that Alibaba will always root itself in the real economy, actively participate in building a community of shared destiny in cyberspace, do good use of digital technology to help medium and small businesses, and accelerate the arrival of industrial change, according to the media.

Chinese responsibilities

Experts noted that China The emphasis on building a community with a shared future in cyberspace shows the nation’s responsibility as an economic power to emphasize cooperation rather than decoupling.

Zhang Xiaorong, Director of beijingbased at Cutting-Edge Technology Research Institute, said countries around the world have very different interests and values ​​in cyberspace. For Chinait aims to propose new ideas for the search for a governance model based on global consensus.

“The internet is a common space for human activities, and a community with a shared future in cyberspace means coexistence in cyberspace,” he told the Global Times.

But Zhang stressed that while pursuing its own interests and values, every country should also respect and take into account the legitimate interests and value choices of other countries, and promote the common development of all countries in the process of pursuing its own. own development.

Liu Dingdinga veteran independent technology analyst, also told the Global Times that China has made great achievements on the fight against monopolies and other Internet-related issues, and the country can share these successful experiences with the world for reference, under the circumstances where the relevant laws and regulations keep pace with the times. ‘opening procedures.

the Internet development

Although China the online economy has reached a kind of crossing point under the tightening of regulatory management as well as in an increasingly complicated global environment, the country’s Internet sector again recorded rapid growth last year, with many emerging internet technologies like cloud computing and big data jumping to global top ranks, while the industrial scale of cyberspace security services market jumped 15.8% year on year last year, according to a report published by the Internet Society of China in September.

A blue book for the Global Internet Conference was released Wednesday at the Wuzhen Summit. According to the report, China ranks second in the world in terms of Internet development after the United States.

China The State Council Information Office also released a white paper on Monday. According to the newspaper, the value of China the digital economy had reached 45.5 trillion yuan by 2021, representing 39.8% of its GDP.

Experts noted that China The development of the Internet has been a great contribution to the global economy at a time when many countries are facing risks of economic downturn.

“Whether in terms of software, hardware, commodities or services, Chinese companies are exporting resources to the global development of cyberspace,” Liu said, adding that the rise of TikTok is also an example. of China Hit.

Zhang said there should be two directions for China Internet development: make breakthroughs in core innovation and key industry linkages, and establish themselves in overseas markets.

Shen also said that the industrial development in Chinasuch as information technology and the digital economy, has reached a “plateau”, which means steady but relatively slow growth, and a new cycle of explosive growth will be based on further accumulation, expansion and improvement.

SOURCE World Time

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