The World Internet Conference attracted worldwide talent to Wuzhen, China. Tech and political leaders came together to discuss the future of the internet.
CGTN’s Zou Yun reports.
Shared benefits and a shared future for international cyberspace. In his message to the World Internet Conference in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the explosive growth of the internet has brought both opportunities and challenges, and he called for nations to work together in building a cyberspace community with a shared future.
He also said China’s digital economy will enter the fast lane, and the country will open its door wider and wider.
Wang Huning, a member of the Politburo standing committee of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, made a keynote speech echoing President Xi’s message, stressing the promotion of a digital economy, innovation, and openness and connectivity between countries.
“This will help the Internet boost economic and social development and improve people’s livelihoods,” Wang said.
This year’s conference attracted 1,500 guests from around the world. Business leaders and the heads of international organizations from both China and overseas attended.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, called for future internet and technologies to be infused with privacy, security, and humanity.
“We believe AR [augmented reality] will amplify human performance and deliver breakthroughs that reshape our lives in education, in healthcare and accessibility, and countless other areas,” Cook told the conference
Addressing the growing fear that new technology will eliminate millions of jobs and present new, unexpected challenges, Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba said that mankind has its irreplaceable traits and characteristics. According to Ma, people should be embracing, rather than fearing, the new era that will be brought by new technologies.
Robert Siciliano on China’s World Internet Conference
The World Internet Conference attracted world-wide talent to Wuzhen, China. Tech and political leaders came together to discuss the future of the internet, and ways in which China wants to open itself up. Robert Siciliano, a security analyst at Hotspot Shield, discusses with CGTN’s Susan Roberts.