World Internet Conference

Added On December 4, 2017

The 4th World Internet Conference kicked off on Sunday in the east China town of Wuzhen.
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the conference.
He says China hopes to encourage countries around the world to take a ride on the express train of internet and digital economic development.
The conference, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday, has the theme "Developing digital economy for openness and shared benefits -- building a community of common future in cyberspace."
In his letter, Xi expressed a sincere welcome to the delegates who are attending the conference. 
He pointed out that the development of the internet has posed many new challenges for the sovereignty, security, development and interests of the world's countries.
Xi said China hopes to work with the international community to respect cyberspace sovereignty and carry forward the spirit of partnership to commonly advance development, safeguard security, participate in governance, and share the benefits.
Xi said China's door to the world will never close, but will only open wider.
Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat, delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony.
Wang said China is willing to conform to the historic opportunities brought by the development of the internet and use the digital economy as an important driving force to promote the openness, cooperation, exchange, and sharing in cyberspace and build a community of common future in cyberspace.
Over 1,500 guests from more than 80 countries and regions, including government representatives, heads of international organizations, leading figures of internet companies, online celebrities, experts and scholars, attended the conference.