The China-ASEAN Information Harbor is a port for Internet connectivity, information sharing, wealth pooling and culture integration, as well as a port for China and the ASEAN countries to conduct and share the fruits of win-win cooperation.
China is proposing deeper, win-win cooperation with ASEAN countries by establishing an Internet economic common market, said Zhuang Rongwen, vice minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China.
China will work closely with ASEAN countries to turn the China-ASEAN Information Harbor into an information hub for the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and share the achievements of cyberspace development.
The digital economy has become the most powerful engine to drive China's economic development, said Lu Wei, minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China.
China Unicom, one of China's three State-owned telecom companies, is constructing the country's only overseas international submarine cable link with Myanmar, said Jiang Zhengxin, vice president of China Unicom on Sunday.
The base of the China-ASEAN Information Harbor was officially launched in Nanjing, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Sunday.
China will set up a special fund for Internet and telecommunications infrastructure to link China and ASEAN members, said Lu Wei, minister of the State Council's Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC).
The China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum opens in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on September 13, 2015. The forum will last for two days.
China and Laos signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Cyberspace Cooperation and Development during the China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum in Nanning.
The Cyberspace Administration of China and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication of Lao PDR will sign a bilateral Memorandum Of Understanding on CyberSpace Cooperation and Development.
Since the day when it was chosen as the permanent host city of the CAEXPO, Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has become a hub for bilateral exchanges between China and ASEAN.
The China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum, jointly held by the Cyberspace Administration of China and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, aims to build a Maritime Silk Road on information that will connect China and the ASEAN nations.
The information harbor, underpinned by infrastructure construction, technology cooperation, trade services, information sharing and cultural exchange, will provide huge opportunities on port cities' cooperation in areas including information technologies, finance, cross-border e-commerce and smart cities.