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World Internet Conference to open in late Sept

By FAN FEIFEI | | Updated: 2021-09-10 16:52
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A news conference on the 2021 World Internet Conference is held in Beijing, on Sept 10, 2021. [Photo provided to]

The 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit is scheduled to take place from Sept 26 to 28 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, with the theme of "Towards a New Era of Digital Civilization – Building a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace."

Nearly 2,000 representatives from domestic and foreign governments, international organizations, industry associations, global leading enterprises, universities and research institutes from over 80 countries and regions, will attend the conference both online and offline, said Zhao Zeliang, vice-minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China, during a news conference on Friday in Beijing.

Zhao said the conference will set up 20 subforums on focal points and hot spots in global cyberspace this year, and leading figures in the internet field and other important attendees will be invited to exchange their views on the new development trends of cutting-edge technologies, and the new situation in cyberspace governance.

The Light of Internet Expo 2021 will spotlight the latest and cutting-edge advances in cyberspace, release new technologies and products in the fields such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, blockchain and cybersecurity, and unveil applications for digital reform in economic, social and governance areas, Zhao added.

In addition, the best practice of "Jointly Building a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace" will be presented the first time during the conference. The conference will also release the blue books of the World Internet Conference, namely the China Internet Development Report 2021 and the World Internet Development Report 2021.

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