The just-concluded 6th World Internet Conference (WIC) could be seen as an embodiment of China’s devotion to jointly promoting global governance in cyberspace and building a community with a shared future in cyberspace with various countries around the world.
Photo shows the opening ceremony of the 6th World Internet Conference. (Photo by Weng Qiyu/People’s Daily Online)
It also showcased China’s determination to follow the trend of the times, shoulder responsibility for development, and meet challenges and risks together with other countries.
The conference, taking place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Internet, was attended by around 1,500 guests from more than 80 countries and regions. This indicated global concern over cyberspace governance.
It is the common responsibility of the international community to develop, use and govern the Internet well so that it can better benefit mankind, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory letter to the conference。
In the past few days during the 6th WIC, the ancient river town of Wuzhen presented the world the fantastic bond between history and future technology and witnessed the rich connotations of intelligent interconnection among all things.
Changes brought to the world by the new round of technological revolution were felt everywhere in Wuzhen。
Visitors at the 6th WIC could stand in front of a screen to make themselves customized artistic photos featuring world-famous paintings with the help of artificial intelligence (AI)。
They could also step onto a conveyor belt to “travel back in time” with interactive design and feel the charm of the ancient Liangzhu city dating back about 5,000 years, enjoy the melodies of the folk song Jasmine Flower played by the flexible “fingers” of mechanical arms, and “land on the moon” at the application center for China’s satellite navigation system Beidou.
盛京棋牌官网“We are marching together towards a brand new world with data being its predominant feature. Every industry and field are being reshaped and profoundly transformed in the new world, and intelligent interconnection among all things is one of its most important trends,” an industry insider noted.
There are both joys and sorrows on the journey towards intelligent interconnection among all things.
The world has been troubled by mounting problems in the field of the Internet such as unbalanced development, inadequate rules and inequitable order, which resulted in privacy infringements, intellectual property rights violations, and Internet crimes around the world, and even global problems such as wiretapping, attacks, and terrorism in cyberspace。
By holding the WIC, China aims to offer the world a platform for sharing and joint governance in global cyberspace, promote the sharing of ideas about cyberspace governance, build consensus and deepen pragmatic cooperation.
盛京棋牌官网With the theme of “Intelligent Interconnection for Openness and Cooperation -- Building a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace”, the 6th WIC responded to major concerns of the international community over hotspot issues in science and technology and frontiers of industries.
The key to promoting global governance in cyberspace is to make the most of the favorable conditions while averting unfavorable ones so as to enable the Internet to better benefit mankind。
In 2015 at the 2nd WIC, President Xi first proposed the idea of building a community with a shared future in cyberspace, and expounded four principles and a five-point proposal on the governance and development of the Internet.
Xi’s vision has drawn wide attention and universal recognition of the international community and has become a permanent theme of the WIC.
盛京棋牌官网Recently, the Organizing Committee of the WIC released a document titled “Jointly Build a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace” to elaborate on the background, fundamental principles, path to realization, and governance framework of the task of jointly building a community with a shared future in cyberspace.
The document called on governments and peoples around the world to work together so as to “achieve shared development, ensure common security, realize joint governance, and enjoy benefits together”.
China’s proposal of jointly build a community with a shared future in cyberspace is increasingly becoming the common goal for various parties。
Collaboration becomes more important than ever, said Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, calling on countries around the world to make concerted efforts to jointly push forward with the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace。
This year marks the 25th anniversary of China’s full access to the Internet. According to a latest report on China’s Internet development, by June 2019, the number of Internet users in China hit 854 million. Last year, the size of the country’s digital economy reached 31.3 trillion yuan (about $4.42 trillion), accounting for 34.8 percent of its GDP.
These figures have fully proven that the Internet can bring profound and positive changes to a country and even the world as long as it is well governed.
China is building its strength in cyberspace. In this process, the country has played the role of a responsible major country all the time, while making unremitting efforts to contribute to development, promote openness, safeguard security, and boost governance in the global cyberspace.
Moreover, China has strived to constantly deepen international exchanges and cooperation in cyberspace, share its experience in the development of the Internet industry, and earnestly push forward with the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace, which is an important undertaking that benefits the whole world and all human beings。
(Zhong Sheng is a pen name often used by People’s Daily to express its views on foreign policy.)
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