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Voices from the 2nd WIC


Here is a collection of the opinions expressed by the invitees at the 2nd World Internet Conference. 


Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, addresses the Second World Internet Conference's closing ceremony on Friday in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. [Photo/]

"I firmly believe Internet has influenced the world, and will further influence the development of social economy and human civilization in the next 50 years...China is participating in world's Internet development and is providing unique values," said Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba.

Luo Dongping, CEO and cofounder of Hillstone Networks, shares his opinion on network security at the second World Internet Conference on Friday. [Photo/]

"Innovation and technological transformation are critical in tackling the network security issues that face us today. All-dimensional visualization is another critical element of future network security solutions. As more and more companies move their business to the cloud, cloud computing is becoming a compelling trend," said Lu Dongping, CEO and cofounder of Hillstone Networks.

 Robin Li, chairman and CEO of Baidu Inc. [Photo/]

"The competitiveness of traditional industries is comparatively weak and the operating efficiency of the industries is relatively low in developing economies such as China. But due to these factors, people involved in traditional industries in developing economies are more open-minded than their peers in their developed counterparts, and are more willing to embrace the opportunities brought by the Internet. So now we can see in developing economies that the integration of online and offline resources is improving the overall user experience, which is rarely seen in developed economies such as the United States," said Robin Li, chairman and CEO of Baidu Inc.


Lei Jun, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Corp. [Photo/China Daily]

"Now many new technologies are still being developed and are not yet mature enough to be released; that's why we seem to be not so excited about technological innovation. We have to admit that it may be difficult for some technologies, such as 3D printing, to improve greatly within three to five years. But I still believe that some technologies, such as virtual reality and robotics, have the potential of making major progress in the next few years," said Lei Jun, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Corp.

Zhou Hongyi, chairman of Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd, speaks at the sub forum themed "Internet Technology and Standards - Internet of Things Drives Industrial Transformation" on Friday. [Photo/]

"Smartphones are fundamentally shaping our lives by bringing people together. But the Internet of Things will have a much more profound impact," said Zhou Hongyi, chairman of Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky addresses the Digital China Forum during the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 17, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua] 

"Anyone can be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is not limited to the privileged. My parents are social workers. I never heard of that word 'entrepreneur'. No one ever told me growing up that I could be an entrepreneur. When I think of that, I keep telling people that entrepreneurs can come from anywhere," said Brian Chesky, CEO and Co-founder of Airbnb.